Many associate happiness with wealth, prosperity, and pleasure. But Aristotle challenges humans to view happiness as an activity — striving to fulfill a purpose.
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.
‘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.
Virtues like courage and moderation are character traits that reveal themselves when one is faced with great adversity or great pleasure.
Temperance, frugality, and courage are virtues that individuals must possess in order to be free.
Churchill’s skepticism of aspects of modern society can help us today to know how to avoid the pitfalls of failed societies and 19th century despotism.
Winston Churchill’s experiences as a young man in combat shaped his views of war and courage in the modern age.
Fifty-three years after his death, Winston Churchill’s life and legacy are all the more relevant today.
While the pronoun wars may be new to America, the writings of C.S. Lewis show that the fight over language as a way of controlling the mind is nothing new.
Dr. Arnn reminds us to take stock of everything God has given us and reflect this Thanksgiving on how we can best use these gifts in the coming year.
The Obama administration’s IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, NSA wiretapping, and other scandals aren’t aberrations. They’re mafia-style governance.
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