The end of another year is always a great opportunity to look back and reflect. But as many have already noted, 2016 is not the happiest year to look back and reflect upon.
In spite of the year’s challenges, we at Intellectual Takeout are thankful for the opportunities we had to discuss the ideas and issues of society with our audience.
Below is a partial list of the year’s most read posts, listed in order from number 50 to number 26. Check back tomorrow for a list of Intellectual Takeout’s top 25 posts in 2016!
We make up to 35,000 decisions a day. Try to avoid these ways of thinking.
Europeans and Americans treat public places very differently, it turns out.
Should we be stigmatizing pornographers?
Some would not consider such a trend problematic, but perhaps they should.
Christ-like might not be what some people think.
It’s shocking who they’re going after now.
A glance at the data suggests sex crimes involving female teachers are on the rise (big time).
Maybe we need to reconsider our codes of conduct, especially when it comes to the art of being a man.
Has the culture’s promotion of self-esteem and narcissism turned many young men and women into unattractive partners?
It’s hard to make a case against Tubman, an abolitionist who risked her life to free enslaved families in the South, a true hero in an important chapter of the American story.
Here’s the definition since a lot of people don’t seem to know.
“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.”
His 1947 foreword to ‘Brave New World’ contains a jarring prediction.
Already 290 shootings and over 50 dead in 2016. There’s only been one police shooting.
Pardon our French.
Was Christmas really co-opted from a pagan celebration?
It would certainly come in handy during the political season…
You can even take America’s most popular psychological profile test and find out what Star Wars character you are.
American schools, students, and even adults regularly violate three principles deemed essential to the writing process.
Liberals are increasingly expressing disapproval of the intolerance on today’s college campuses.
Somebody has to fight the wolves.
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt says many people today live in a ‘moral matrix’.
The practice is called bacha bazi, literally ‘boy play,’ and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene.
While whites may not understand what it means to be black in America, many millions of them deeply understand grinding poverty.
How can we reverse the trend and raise vibrant, imaginative, and knowledgeable children?