What kind of ‘help’ are Americans seeking by spending $10 billion on self-help? According to Aristotle, humans simply want to know how to be happy, and how to be good.
By rapidly outproducing ships and focusing on aircraft carriers rather than fancy battleships, the U.S. Navy dominated the Germany and Japanese fleets.
The journalist and author will teach and mentor students at Hillsdale’s Washington, D.C. campus.
‘I got three of my other homeless friends to help me work on this in the park where we sleep. And now, they know it too! So if we can do it, all y’all don’t have any excuse!’
Progressives rejected the natural law and natural rights arguments of the Declaration of Independence, and believed they were outdated for the needs of modern society.
Our laws are intended to be an expression of our God-given ability to reason.
‘Everybody should have an opportunity to learn all they want to,’ says Hillsdale College’s Larry Arnn, “but the idea that everybody should get a college education… can only be true if college means a wide variety of things.’
Mark Twain treats the consciousness of children seriously in his works ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ and ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.’
‘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.’
In her satirical take on Gothic fiction, Austen pokes fun at some of the overwrought conventions prevalent at the time, but is careful not to condemn the genre as a whole.
Throughout ‘Northanger Abbey,’ Jane Austen explains why an untempered imagination can be misleading, and why real life is more mysterious than fiction.
A woman doesn’t need to be impossibly beautiful or virtuous in order to overcome challenges like a protagonist in a novel.
Reading ‘Northanger Abbey’ is essential to understanding Jane Austen’s use of satire throughout the entire canon of her books.
Virtues like courage and moderation are character traits that reveal themselves when one is faced with great adversity or great pleasure.
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.
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.
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 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?’
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