As far as there can be an objective way to classify what counts as a Christmas movie, ‘Die Hard’ meets those requirements.
Never before in human history have so many, with so much, been so miserable. See, happiness requires the risk of unhappiness. The alternative to loneliness is the risk of heartbreak.
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.
To understand why this show simply doesn’t work, compare it to a 20-year-old sci-fi film that almost certainly had some influence on these show runners: ‘The Truman Show.’
The fear of cosmic evil—of evil that is more than just bad neural wiring in the brain of a murderer—is innate within us all. It is a healthy and sane emotion.
The individual, many believe, must be cared for in all things despite the cost to others (a narcissistic notion)—all in the name of equality.
Mark O’Connell’s interactions with transhumanists show that modern man is not prepared to argue against transhumanism. He must either accept it or find a theological alternative.
The overwhelmingly materialistic norms surrounding contemporary weddings are not simply irrelevant to marital happiness. Many are positively harmful.
In our fallen world, asking questions is how one truly learns, seeks truth, and finds wisdom. Yet in most schools, the questions in students’ souls are ignored or formalized into lifelessness.
Roger Scruton calls our gratitude for the gift of being the ‘fundamental religious truth.’ Children bring this gratitude into our lives in a singular way.
Sometimes we use gifts to make ourselves feel less guilty, to beat the Joneses, because we’re addicted to consuming to distract ourselves from what happens when things get quiet.
Republicans including Marco Rubio parrot leftist lines about how education’s ultimate goal is money. It needs to be a great deal more than that if our republic is to survive.
Perhaps it is time for the West to get over its ill-conceived love affair with feminism and embrace the so-called wage gap as a blessing instead of a curse.
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