The turn language is taking in politics calls to mind that controlling language to control thought was a prime goal of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s ‘1984.’
The war that brought unspeakable suffering also contributed to the creation of some of the most beloved and heroic literature of modern times.
After purging public schools of Judeo-Christian virtues, the left replaced them with five pseudo-virtues: tolerance, inclusivism, egalitarianism, multiculturalism, and environmentalism.
The son of J.R.R. Tolkien did far more than just compile and edit his father’s unfinished stories. He helped create the world of Middle Earth.
In searching for literary icons to emulate, Republicans would benefit from a little less John Galt and a little more Jean Valjean.
Dozens of leftist readers wrote to accuse Willa Cather of anti-Semitism, nativist bias, white-washing Indian genocide, and other crimes against humanity.
At the American Library Association’s annual conference, the nation’s librarians learned how to circumvent community objections to events like Drag Queen Story Hour and other outrageous, taxpayer-purchased materials.
One morning, I found I was living my favorite poem. It changed how I look at the poem, and how I experience the morning.
Few things are as rewarding as reading out loud with your children. Here are enough recommendations for a whole summer’s worth of quality family time.
The best way to remember—or discover—the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Herman Wouk may be his World War II epics.
There are many reasons you should push this amazing text to the top of your family reading list in 2019.
‘Les Mis’ shows us a world resembling our own: a society filled with wealth, but rife with injustice. The play offers us hope for change in the form of two young revolutionaries.
In ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,’ Mark Twain creates a heroic archetype that is uniquely American.
Mark Twain treats the consciousness of children seriously in his works ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.’
Mark Twain rejected the simplistic, good-guys-always-win type of Sunday school stories with overtly moral themes that he was raised on.
‘The young love hardly anything better than to laugh. And if they do love something more than that, they love to learn more than that. If you read Mark Twain, you get to do both at the same time.’
Monster stories can force us to face the most difficult truths of our human existence — that we are fallen, that we are plagued by demons, and that we are powerless to chase them out.
Modern readers aren’t quite as interested in a tale where virtue is rewarded and vice punished, but it’s her best regardless.
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