Stella Morabito
Stella Morabito
Stella Morabito
Stella Morabito is a senior contributor at The Federalist. Her essays have also appeared in the Washington Examiner, American Thinker, Public Discourse, Human Life Review, New Oxford Review. In her previous work as an intelligence analyst, she focused on various aspects of Russian and Soviet politics, including communist media and propaganda. She has also raised three children, served as a public school substitute teacher, and homeschooled for several years as well. She has a B.A. in journalism and international relations from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in Russian and Soviet history, also from USC. Follow Stella on Twitter.
How John Taylor Gatto Helped Parents And Children Regain Our Freedom To Think

The legendary thinker rebelled against the factory-like machinery of state-run public education. May he rest in peace, and may his work live on.

How To Recognize The Cult Mindset In Yourself And Others

You don’t have to be a part of a death cult to experience exploitative persuasion designed to modify your speech, behavior, attitudes, thoughts, and relationships. So why not study such things to build up your defenses?

The 40th Anniversary Of The Jonestown Massacre Is The Perfect Time To Brush Up On How Cults Operate

As horrifying as the Jonestown tape is, it also offers us a stark, invaluable lesson on the weakness of the human mind when it’s put into isolation and subjected to coercive persuasion.

Thanks To Anti-Religion Lawsuit, This WWI Anniversary Could Be The Last For The Bladensburg Cross

There is great poignancy in the timing of the Supreme Court’s recent agreement to consider the World War I memorial in Bladensburg, Md. Atheists say all public references to God constitute an illegal mix of church and state.

In An America This Ignorant, It’s No Wonder We Struggle To Stay Free

Too many Americans don’t really know what our rights and freedoms mean.

A Vote for Socialism Is A Vote For State-Run Slavery

Socialism begins as a form of serfdom, tying people to the government just as medieval landlords tied their serfs to the land.

Why The Senate’s Ritual Defamation Of Brett Kavanaugh Threatens Every American

Perhaps an apt metaphor for ritual defamation is the gang rape of one’s character and good name. This episode represents a rape of the rule of law, and of Brett Kavanaugh’s character.

To Have A Prayer Of Winning The Midterms, Republicans Need To Start Talking To Their Neighbors

Republicans need to do an end run around the media by means of millions of friendly one-on-one conversations between voters.

Is A Toxic Public School Environment Behind Increases In Child Suicide?

With increased anxiety and suicide among children, combined with shifts to giant-sized schools, kids’ public school experience today is nothing like that of their parents.

The New York Times Has Embraced The Bigotry Of Identity Politics

Identity politics regulate and dictate human relationships. This is how power-mongering totalitarians operate.

What To Learn From The Social Justice Warrior Who Was Eaten By His Own Mob

Mob compliance is a vicious and deadly cycle. The only way to stop the cycle is to stop complying with the mob’s demands.

Whatever Happened To Losing An Argument If You Invoke Nazis?

The comparison of Trump and Trump supporters to Hitler and Nazis serves exactly the same purpose as Godwin’s Law — to suppress speech and thought.

40 Years Later, Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Harvard Speech Blazes A Beacon For Renewal

The Soviet Union has fallen, and some might like to think that Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s ‘bitter truth’ is a relic of a happily bygone era. Not so. His speech is even more relevant today.

Today’s Two Main Political Camps Are Pro-Thought Versus Anti-Thought

The usual political labels of Left and Right cannot explain the exploding attacks on freedom of speech and conscience that are running rampant today.

Michelle Wolf’s Performance Provokes Exactly The Kind Of America She Hates

As I watched Michelle Wolf perform her treatment on America the other night, I couldn’t help but wonder if some kind of dysfunction got her to this point.

Why President Trump Should Recognize The Armenian Genocide

Despite the passage of a century, the Turkish government seems to have grown more resistant to hearing that its Ottoman forebears had anything to do with the mass killings of Armenians.

How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Might Actually Improve Ted Kennedy’s Legacy

A lot of reviewers see ‘Chappaquiddick’ as a long-overdue look at the cowardice of a man who lived 40 years basking in adulation as the ‘lion of the Senate.’ I’m not so sure.

20-Plus Questions Mass Schooling Survivors Need To Answer Before Hyping Gun Control

Mass schooling has for generations propelled the sort of unthinking, hyper-emotional, obedience to authority, and mass mobilization we see in March for Our Lives kids.

13 Ways Public Schools Incubate Mental Instability In Kids

The correlation between public school environments and the deteriorating mental health of children has been intensifying for decades.

How Senior-Level Corruption Can Affect Entire Government Agencies Like The FBI

There is no bigger prize for authoritarians in a free nation than to take over the institutions focused on national security, because these gather sensitive data on people and organizations.