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This year’s Valentine’s Day was disastrous — not just for...

Posted by: Julian Adorney on February 23, 2015

Can you imagine a Roman republican, reborn, walking the streets of Philadelphia in 1776? Or how about Lexington in 1775? Or perhaps Boston in 1765? What would he think of the American fondness for Rome and her republicanism? What would the...

Posted by: Bradley J. Birzer on February 20, 2015

In his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King Jr. identifies the government as the enemy of the rights and dignity of blacks. He was locked up for...

Posted by: Jeffrey A. Tucker on February 18, 2015

During England’s darkest days of World War II, hope emerged from an unlikely source. An Oxford don–a professor of English literature, who would later be best known for a seven-part children’s fantasy series–gave frequent public addresses to the...

Posted by: Bradley J. Birzer on February 13, 2015

Chances are you’ve seen an...

Posted by: Annie Holmquist on February 9, 2015

Public education has been a slowly degenerating disaster throughout the West, and now it seems we’re exporting it to the rest.

At a United Nations meeting 15 years ago, the world’s governments agreed on the goal of enrolling every child on...

Posted by: Mike Reid on February 6, 2015

Sure, you love them, but people love their pet hamsters. This is not to guarantee that your offspring are mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging simians—determining that, beyond reasonable doubt, requires their face-to-face meeting with trained...

Posted by: Stephen Masty on February 3, 2015

It’s a choice between regulation by legislators or by consumers

A big economic problem the world faces is semantic. That is, “regulation” has come to mean “government regulation.” We don’t seem to be aware of the alternative:...

Posted by: Howard Baetjer Jr. on January 30, 2015

I grew up in post-war Britain, at a time when people were beginning to treat the radio as a daily companion, when long-playing records were edging their way on to the market, and when the American songbook and ballroom dancing were rapidly giving...

Posted by: Roger Scruton on January 28, 2015

Choice is integral to a functioning market economy, but when it comes to a child’s education, choice is virtually absent. Efforts to increase schooling options are condemned by individuals and organizations who believe that public education is so...

Posted by: Corey Iacono on January 26, 2015