The emptying of our hall of heroes is not a random thing. It is driven by Jacobins who want to replace our history with something else—a falsified, political, agitprop version
People often point to the bitter fights of the Founding Era to demonstrate that this perniciousness is somehow endemic to American politics. This puts conservatives in a bit of a bind.
Athens’ defeat at the hands of Philip II of Macedon effectively ended freedom and intellectual life in the Western world for several centuries.
The Spartans opened themselves up to attacks when they tried to impose their way of life upon the people they subjugated.
The political instabilities within Athens made the city vulnerable to attack from its rival, Sparta.
After the defeat of the invading Persians, tensions between Athens and Sparta began to escalate, which would ultimately result in an all-out war several decades later.
Brian Miller’s great-grandmother was sisters with Laura’s mother, and Miller met Laura as a child. Wilder’s demotion by the top library association ‘felt like a knife in the back,’ he says.
Themistocles convinced the Spartans to join the Athenians to fight and ultimately crush the Persians at the Battle of Plataea in 479 B.C.
The Founders were deeply flawed, but democracy and liberty are not. Let’s focus less on their failings, and more on their ideals. The Founders are for everyone, and we need them.
In Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, her family shows entirely reasonable fear plus charitable, patient treatment of people whom long experience indicates may rape and scalp them. This is the opposite of racism. It is remarkable.
Rev. Peter Muhlenberg’s was the first of the Virginia regiments ready for combat service just two months after he declared it was time for the American Revolution.
To understand a hit piece on Albert Einstein for being ‘racist,’ we have to understand the Theory of Wokeness Relativity.
Everyone has a right to be outraged by the separation of families, but no one should trivialize history’s most horrific tragedy while expressing dissent.
The Spartans’ integral role in the victory over Persia changed the course of human history forever.
In the third lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, Victor Davis Hanson asks: ‘What is the chief virtue of Athens?’
Hall had a rather unorthodox origin for a spy. She was a socialite from Baltimore, who had a penchant for writing, and the means to live any life she wanted.
The elaborate social and political structure of Spartan society can teach us much about self-governance today.
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.
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