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What Makes Great Children’s Literature Great?
When it comes to reading great children’s literature, I’m making up for lost time. I was not a voracious reader as a child, and my parents, though interested in our ...
April 22, 2019
Marlon Bundo’s Hop Around Washington
Marlon is an inquisitive bunny, and his curiosity is piqued as he hears visiting school students recite the ...
April 16, 2019
Finding the True Self, Part 2: The Sin of Sloth
In Part 1 of this series of articles, we introduced the nine types of personality that constitute the ...
April 15, 2019
The Root of Our Troubles
Like you, I’m horrified by the exponential growth in social chaos and totalitarian impulses ravaging our country. It ...
April 8, 2019
Great Books I Wouldn’t Want to Be In (And Some I Would!)
If there’s something book lovers like almost as much as reading books, it’s talking about books. About the plot ...
March 31, 2019
Finding the True Self: Odysseus’s Journey, Part 1
The “Odyssey” is the most famous homecoming story in Western literature and mythology. It is justly famous because ...
March 26, 2019
The Creative Brilliance of J.R.R. Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's fantastical world of Middle-earth may be make-believe, but for Tolkien it had a real ...
March 18, 2019
‘The Water Margin,’ China’s Outlaw Novel
"The Water Margin," also known in English as "Outlaws of the Marsh" or "All Men Are Brothers," is ...
March 10, 2019
Jane Austen Forever!
I’d been reading Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” to my 10-year-old daughter. I admit I was immediately motivated by my ...
March 10, 2019
Only the Heart Sees Rightly
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes this is true. A picture comes in handy ...
March 7, 2019
Book Review: ‘The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors’
Readers will enjoy the new Charles Krauthammer book, “The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves ...
March 3, 2019
‘Building Wall’: A Response to American Poet Robert Frost’s ‘Mending Wall’
As the border wall with Mexico that President Trump is building gains greater and greater attention, so too ...
February 27, 2019
Lydia Chukovskaya, Editor, Writer, Heroic Friend
The Russian poet Anna Akhmatova is too tragic and striking a figure ever to be forgotten. A famous portrait depicts ...
February 21, 2019
How PC Moralism Cuts Us Off From Our Cultural Heritage
Anyone who has read classic literature knows that there are things in old books that offend our sensibilities. ...
February 19, 2019
Book Review: ‘Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service’
Albert Einstein’s quote, “The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the ...
February 3, 2019
Peter Rabbit: Why It Is Still One of the Greats of Children’s Literature
Since the days of Aesop, animals have been used as vehicles by which humankind has addressed its moral, ...
January 30, 2019
Apollo and the Making of Poetry
It was Lord Chesterfield, not a particularly profound thinker, who in 18th-century England correctly observed that "I am ...
January 29, 2019
‘The Tale of Genji,’ a 1,000-Year-Old Japanese Masterpiece
Celebrating its millennial anniversary in 2008, “The Tale of Genji” (“Genji Monogatari”) is a masterpiece of Japanese literature. Completed ...
January 24, 2019
The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children
Writer Andrew Davies, who has won general acclaim for his television adaptations of historical novels, including most famously ...
January 22, 2019
How Fantasy Helps Us Appreciate the Past
“The Lord of the Rings.” “Star Wars.” “Harry Potter.” These beloved fantasies, despite their differences in tone and setting, all ...
January 21, 2019
This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write
In November 2018, the Nation’s Report Card announced that no more than 40 percent of America’s fourth and eighth graders are proficient ...
January 12, 2019
Encouraging the Tradition of Letter Writing With Children’s Books
Dear Readers, Studies suggest that loneliness permeates our world today, undermining health and even leading to early mortality. ...
January 11, 2019
The New Year and Our Ideal Self
The New Year has come, and I am sure most of us are considering or have written those ...
January 11, 2019
A Poem: The Northern Land
The Northern Land When the first glimmer of dawn appears As if heaven and earth have just ...
January 7, 2019
Do America’s Reading Habits Explain Today’s Lack of Clear Thinking?
Ah! It’s a lovely Friday evening. You’ve had a successful work week and now it’s time to have ...
January 1, 2019
The ‘Sense and Sensibility’ in Jane Austen’s Novel
Everyone knows a drama queen. In Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility,” Marianne Dashwood happily plays the role, and ...
December 28, 2018
Ralph Waldo Emerson on the Wall Which Separates Us From Hope
While a vast majority of Americans believe in God or a “universal spirit,” many feel they have trouble connecting to ...
December 27, 2018
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Supreme Court Justices Seem to Split on Adding Citizenship Question to Census
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Former FBI Official: Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House
In Unprecedented Case, Pharmaceutical Distributor Faces Criminal Charges Over Opioid Crisis