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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:...

Evil and God: Reflections of a Former Atheist

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST In my early twenties, before my conversion to Christianity in 1976, I did not believe that our world offered entirely convincing...

Part 8: The World of Universals: The Nature of Universals

THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGEA Brief Introduction to Epistemology by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. PART EIGHT: The Nature of Universals THE WORLD OF UNIVERSALS The so-called "Problem of the Universals" has...

Prayer and Healing: The Power of Faith is Making Big News

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Herbert Benson, M.D., is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and author of the best-selling book Timeless Healing: The Power and...

Is Objectivism merely a disguised materialism?

by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. Objectivist philosophers may take me to task for claiming that Objectivism appears to be simply another form of philosophical Materialism. Dr....

For Students of Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism – Dr. Dolhenty recommends

For those interested in Classical Liberalism and Libertarianism, I recommend the following resources. Defending the Minimalist State Classical Liberalism: The Unvanquished Ideal Entering the lists of a...

For Students of Natural Law Theory – Dr. Dolhenty recommends

For those interested in a comprehensive study of Natural Law Theory, I recommend the following resources. From one of the best known classical realists... Natural Law:...

Students of Classical Realism – Books Dr. Jonathan Dolhenty Recommends

I have been asked many times what books I would consider recommended reading for beginning students of Classical Realism if they had limited funds...

Suffrage to Suffering: Women Empowered Democrats in the Midterms

BY SELWYN DUKE Well, ladies, you did it again. No, not all of you. But here’s the reality: If only men had voted this election,...

The Two “Fatal Flaws Lurking in American Leftist Politics”

A humble attempt to help Jordan Peterson with his challenge IZZY KALMAN, RESILIANCE TO BULLYING Dear Prof. Peterson: I have had the pleasure of following you prior...

Why Should Whites Be Happy About Becoming a Minority?

BY SELWYN DUKE White people are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority, goes the premise of a new AP history textbook —...

What Form of Government Do We Have Anyway?

JONATHAN DOLHENTY, PH.D. I remember some years ago when a certain group of political activists used to go around promoting the idea that "America is...

Who is God?

BY RICKY VALADEZ Throughout the ages philosophers, scientists, and most of the great thinkers have contemplated this question.  Many of greatest truth seekers have succeeded...

Capitalist technology sustained the failed economic experiment of Soviet Communism

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Despite the central role played by State controlled central banks and financial institutions in bringing about the conditions which led to...

Constitutional Democracy Doesn’t Debase, It Dignifies

BY LEWIS WAHA It didn’t take long after Mitt Romney announced his U.S. Senate bid for new digs at his personality to surface. As one critique...

Parkland Kids: The Return of the Grieving Activist

BY SELWYN DUKE According to many gun-control advocates, 18-year-olds are too immature to handle guns — but are mature enough to advise us on gun...

The Meteoric Rise of Professor Jordan Peterson

BY IZZY KALMAN We often hear people say they wish they had the fortune to purchase Microsoft or Apple or Amazon before those companies began...