Every so often on social media the question go around “if you lived in X period of time in history, what knowledge and skills would you still have that would be useful?” So in the information age of digital knowledge, what is that we know that will still be useful in the future?
Wolf children, the Isle of California, Pepsi the great military power, and the Fall of Rome…
You know the old saying, “as American as baseball, apple pie, and George Washingtons personal recipe for beer.” Or at least, that is Anheuser-Busch’s latest idea. For a Budweiser that was formerly labeled “America”, there is only one step further to go to make it even more patriotic and historical:
This week: Crime, Food, Media, Religion, and History!
What does it take to be remembered?
Don’t say you don’t know what Western civilization means!
Here’s a 102-year-old letter I can’t wait to read.
It was all too much for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said Warren had “impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama.” In an extraordinary move, the Senate voted on party lines to shut her down…
A millenium ago, the largest city on the North American continent boasted more people and more impressive structures than London or Paris.
A mediation upon history and the cultural impact of Donald Trump’s electoral victory.
Did the Ancient Jews have a “republic”? I don’t think they did. But what about contemporary leading theologians?
This Week: Cities, Matriculation, Wildlife, Crime, and War!
Why American chose Rugby, immediately before altering it nearly beyond recognition
…in 1885. And they’re not the Cubs yet.
But Cubs fans need to take what they can get.
This Week: Japan, Africa, Nordica, Islands, Historia, and Space!
A part biopic, part spy thriller, and mostly true story from Poland during the Bad Old Days of the Cold War.
Technology! And the finer things…
Since the world outside of the mind sucks, let us explore the life of the mind.
Bush found Texas, Churchill mistrusted Mormons, and civil wars…
This week! Economics, Violence, Gender, Cities, Entertainment, and History!
Read about cutting edge research from Harvard that both contradicts a “secular” understanding of modernity and supports an egalitarian economic vision of such.
What was old is new still.
Were a hypothetical President Hillary Clinton to nominate him to the Supreme Court, would Barack Obama’s service as President be reason to foresee that he’d become one of the great Justices on the Supreme Court? What about his lack of prior judicial experience or his lack of scholarly publications?
Or, an opportunity to meditate upon our ambiguous legal history and its uncomfortable place in contemporary political life.
This Week: Russia, Media, Housing, Resources, Gender, and History!
Does gun culture produce American militarism?
Guest Author T. Greer eulogizes the neglect of our literary heritage in contemporary rhetoric.
In which Presidential peccadilloes, parables of patrimony, and persuasive proof pool to peer into a prosaic psyche.
I’m looking for a good book about the Nuremberg Trials…
Student-led inquiry of controversial topics has its pitfalls, but it should be at the heart of implementing the Common Core curriculum.
“Grant arrived at his operational vision through perceptual speed and a ‘gift of historic imagination,’ that enabled him to ‘take in at a glance the whole field of war, to form a correct opinion of every suggested and possible…campaign, their logical order and sequence, their relative value, and the interdependence of one upon the other.'”
A brief gloss of the complex intellectual and spiritual harmony between the Founders and the Quakers.
The Republican Party is not the American Whig Party, but its successes–and eventual failure–offer some useful lessons worth considering.
Jon Rowe points the reader towards some remarkable research.
World governance is something no serious thinker would today endorse. This is unfortunate, because world government is the only hope for the long-term survival of the human race.