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Are Modern Children’s Books Tr...

Jun 14, 2018 by

Over the weekend a friend placed a new children’s book in my hands which had been given to her granddaughter. It was a nicely bound,...

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Thank God Trump Isn’t a Foreig...

Jun 12, 2018 by

Matthew J. Peterson – Over the last century, the world has witnessed the slow but steady depoliticization of America and...

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Why America’s Self-Help Indust...

Jun 11, 2018 by

Many people may not know that in 2017 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady rolled out a cookbook. For just $200, readers could get a...

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Cognitive Dissonance: The Psyc...

Jun 8, 2018 by

The graveyard of failed socialist states is vast. In recent decades, examples are replete: from the collapse of the Soviet Union, to...

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Why People in the UK (and U.S....

Jun 7, 2018 by

In 1559, early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, England passed the 51st of the Injunctions Concerning Religion, which provided that...

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Does Robbing Children of Work ...

Jun 6, 2018 by

Headlines in 2018 seem to tell a recurring story: Unemployment rates are lower than ever. Numbers which registered in double digits...

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The Diversity Staff at the Uni...

Jun 1, 2018 by

Year after year, media note and sometimes bemoan the ballooning cost of higher education. There is no doubt that the human costs of...

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Jacques Barzun Observations on...

May 29, 2018 by

Jacques Barzun (1907-2012) was one of the preeminent historians of the 20th century. Valedictorian of the 1920 class at Columbia,...

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John Cleese Has a Theory on Wh...

May 28, 2018 by

John Cleese, the English actor and comedian known for the Monty Python films, thinks political correctness is getting a little out of...

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A College History Professor Ex...

May 25, 2018 by

Polling numbers tell the story. According to a recent Harvard University poll, 51% of those between 18 and 29 reject capitalism,...

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A College History Professor Ex...

May 24, 2018 by

Polling numbers tell the story. According to a recent Harvard University poll, 51% of those between 18 and 29 reject capitalism,...

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Yale Student Explains Why It’s...

May 23, 2018 by

Annie Holmquist – It’s graduation season and everyone is talking about success and how best to achieve it. This, of course,...

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Why the Kids are Socialists

May 22, 2018 by

By now you’ve most likely seen the polls reporting that roughly half of Millennials have a favorable view of Socialism and...

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Boys are Growing Frustrated by...

May 22, 2018 by

I burst out laughing the other day while reading a friend’s Facebook status. He explained that he and his two grade school sons were...

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Patriotism: Why So Many Intell...

May 20, 2018 by

Sam Haselby says this “should be the end times” for American patriotism. Yet the opposite seems to be happening, and he can’t...

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The Intellectual Absurdity of ...

May 20, 2018 by

Mark Perry – Frequent CD commenter Morganovich shared some comments by email yesterday, which inspired the Venn diagram above....

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Is Justice a Matter of Truth o...

May 17, 2018 by

In the first book of the Republic, Plato shares a conversation between Socrates and Thrasymachus, a Sophist orator, that touches on...

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Study: Climate Change Skeptics...

May 12, 2018 by

It’s usually assumed that climate change skeptics simply don’t care about the environment. If they did, as the reasoning goes, they...

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Learning Greek and Latin Will ...

May 10, 2018 by

Last week, various headlines proclaimed that there’s a “cut-off age” of 17 or 18 if you want to learn a new language. The headlines...

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Why are Teachers ‘Raising the ...

May 9, 2018 by

The average American is inundated with hundreds of voices every day. Politicians. Talking heads. Entertainment stars. Teachers....

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