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Officer Dan Starr is Retiring from HPD — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   An old friend of mine, Dan Starr, is retiring from the Houston Police Department next month and I was invited to the...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 5

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The Options Open to Us for the Use of Our Free Time For many years, in lecturing about work and leisure...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 4

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The Spectrum of Work, Compensated and Uncompensated Work is either toil or leisure or some combination or mixture of both. If...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 3

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Is a Particular Activity Sleep, Toil, Leisure, Play, or Some Mixture of These? A particular activity may fall solely under one of...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 2

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Categorizing Human Activities To define the four main categories under which the activities that fill most of our life's time can...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 1

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Introduction The biblical story of an earthly paradise in the Garden of Eden presents a picture of human life devoid of...

John Adams: A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 9

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 Democratical Republics: CANTON OF URL My dear Sir, THE canton of Uri, the place of the birth and residence of William...

Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln - 1863 FOURSCORE and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to...

The Articles of Confederation

1777 The same continental congress which passed the Declaration of Independence, appointed a committee "to prepare and digest the form of confederation to be entered...

“Why do Women always….?”: Generalizations and the Building Blocks of Reality

By Selwyn Duke Recently I wrote an article about women’s tendency to support statist candidates.  As my emails attest, it was met with quite a...

A Ulititarian Foundation of Morality

Daniel James Sanchez, Mises.org In Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War, the rhetorical orations of ancient Greek statesmen often alternated between appealing to honor and...

Come unto Him

A Way of Life, Elder Neil L. Andersen Just after my call as a General Authority 16 years ago, in a stake conference where I...

Crony Unionism: Government Sector

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Charles W. Baird In my last column I illustrated how private-sector unions depend on government cronies to keep them afloat....

Ben Franklin on George Whitefield's Revival

American Minute with Bill Federer Seven times he preached in America to crowds of 25,000, spreading the Great Awakening Revival, which helped unite the Colonies...

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, on July 4, 1776. John Hancock was president of the Congress and...

The Art of Persuasion — III

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Part III To be effective in the use of pathos, in order to evoke favorable emotional impulses, persuaders must bear two...

The Art of Persuasion — II

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Part II In Shakespeare's play, you will remember, Julius Caesar has just been assassinated. The citizens of Rome, gathered near his...

The Art of Persuasion — I

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Part I The title of this essay may arouse the reader's misgivings. What does a philosopher know about salesmanship? That is...

What is Liberty?

By Jack Kerwick Note: This is a copy of the speech delivered by Self-Educated American Associate Editor, Professor Kerwick, at the Liberty Political Action Conference,...

The Organization of Knowledge in Greek and Roman Antiquity

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Plato Unlike many of the schemes for the organization of knowledge that we shall come to later, the plan that...