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Thou Shalt Not Profane God: Public or Private? — Steve Farrell

Liberty Letters with Steve Farrell "One man's vulgarity is another man's lyric," indicated a Supreme Court justice over four decades ago. (1) The justice said it,...

What is Intellectual Insanity? — Jonathan Dolhenty

America's War with Reality, Truth, and Morality BY JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. Ideas have consequences. A philosophy is a set of ideas about basic things like reality,...

Does Informing Schools on Bullying Make It Better or Worse?

BY IZZY KALMAN It was inevitable that researchers would discover the obvious One of the most important research studies ever conducted on bullying was published this past July...

The Un-American United Nations

BY STEVE FARRELL Author's introductory note: This essay was originally published in August of 1999 (and then updated in Sept. 2000 as an alert to...

Advice for Presidential Candidates from Bastiat

BY LAWRENCE W. REED Whether conjured up by something I ate before bedtime, or by the cheesy horror flick I watched a few nights before,...

Is Worldly Success Necessary?

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Adler, Is worldly success necessary for happiness? In our society we tend to estimate other people in terms...

Mortimer Adler: On Anarchy

BY MORTIMER J. ADLER What most people have in mind when they use the word "anarchist" is the image of a bomb-throwing revolutionist. They do...

Self-Evidency and Ethics

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. For a truth to be self-evident it must be beyond the shadow of a doubt. It must be undeniable simply...

Millennial Becomes Unhinged After Boss Corrects Her Spelling of “Hamster”

BY SELWYN DUKE Being simultaneously comical and tragic, perhaps nothing reflects our descent into Idiocracy more than millennials who’ll insist their misspellings of words are...

The Great Idea of God

By Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Welcome to another discussion of "The Great Ideas." Today we're going to consider the idea of God. It should not...

Pelatiah Webster: America’s Adam Smith and a Forgotten Founder

In 1776, the same year the Declaration of Independence appeared in America, Pelatiah Webster started publishing a series of essays on economic matters BY LAWRENCE...

El Paso: The Real Root Causes of Mass Shootings

BY SELWYN DUKE In the El Paso shooting’s wake, evident is the same wash-rinse-repeat pattern. There are the inevitable calls for gun control by demagogues...

The Left is Following Communism’s Playbook for Revolution

BY SELWYN DUKE We Americans are currently in a civilizational state historians William Strauss and Neil Howe would call the “Third Turning”: an unraveling. The...

Hey, “Trans” Men in Women’s Sports: Good Luck, Fellas’ — Go for the Gold!

BY SELWYN DUKE “Equality” cries were cherished by feminists when they gave females entry into military academies, boardrooms and the ranks of police; prize-money parity...

A Theory of Public Nonsense

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. An analysis of nonsense in areas as broad as social behavior, political policy, and science can be complex and intimidating. Since...

Truth and Certainty

By Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. We have a knowledge of reality. Reality is presented to us by our senses through the medium of percepts and our...

‘Justice’ Is the Word of the Year, and ‘Social Justice’ Is Its Orwellian Opposite

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has declared “justice” its “Word of the Year” for 2018, owing to a 74 percent year-over-year increase in...

The Ultimate Irony of the ‘Native American Elder’ and the MAGA Hat Kids

BY SELWYN DUKE This past weekend’s big news was a big media frame-up of kids and the beating of a leftist drum by a little...

C.S. Lewis Saw Government as a Poor Substitute for God

That means it contains all the flaws and foibles of mortals so a free people must confine it, restrain it, and keep a wary...

Direct Universals – Categories

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGEA Brief Introduction to Epistemology by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART NINE Direct Universals: Categories DIAGRAM: The Ten Aristotelian Categories   THE WORLD OF UNIVERSALS (Con't) Direct Universals:...