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More Dante Please, Now! (Part 2): Let’s Hear It for Free Will!
In Part 1 of this article, we spoke of the importance of young minds being exposed to great literature—though the point is true for all people of whatever age. Great ...
November 25, 2020
Rediscovering the Art of Poetry
There is something magical about a well-written poem. Using nothing more than ink on paper, one can experience ...
November 13, 2020
‘The Birth-Mark’: An Allegory for Our Time
The plot of the short story is simple. Aylmer, a scientist, marries the beautiful Georgiana, whose face bears ...
November 11, 2020
Book Review: ‘One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History’
“Equal Justice Under Law”: These words, written above the main entrance to the Supreme Court Building, express the ...
November 1, 2020
Old Men, Stout Hearts: Some Perspectives in Verse
When I shop at Martin’s, our local grocery store here in Front Royal, Virginia, I am often struck ...
October 21, 2020
Truth Tellers: Leo Tolstoy, in Love With Truth
“The hero of my tale, whom I love with all the power of my soul, who is, was, ...
October 17, 2020
The Great Detective Fought the Anarchists
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was never a fan of his most popular creation, the so-called great detective ...
October 10, 2020
The Ambassador of Good Fiction: ‘Anxious People’ by Fredrik Backman
Reading “Anxious People” reminded me why I became such a huge admirer of Swedish novelist Fredrik Backman. He ...
October 7, 2020
Fred J. Eckert
Book Lists: What Our Students Are Reading and Why It Matters
So there I was at the Outer Banks of North Carolina late this summer, ensconced like a prince ...
October 3, 2020
Delightful Dispatches From a Small Maine City
Happening upon “The Detective in the Dooryard: Reflections of a Maine Cop” by Timothy Cotton is like discovering ...
September 29, 2020
Fred J. Eckert
Book Review: ‘Charter Schools and Their Enemies’
Despite having worked for 45 years in the public school system exclusively, I believe strongly in school choice. ...
September 27, 2020
Book Review: ‘Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.: A History & Guide’
When life is chaotic, we often return home for respite. We may look to our family, faith, and ...
September 23, 2020
Book Review: ‘The Wild and Twisted Branch’
“The Wild and Twisted Branch” is a factual account of Stavros Metropoulos, a farmer and businessman who endured ...
September 20, 2020
George E. Kontis
Parlez-Vous Français? Americans and Foreign Languages
Man of letters Samuel Johnson once remarked, “Depend on it, sir, when a man knows he is to ...
September 16, 2020
God’s Detective: The Everlasting Goodness of Father Brown
When British journalist Gilbert Keith (G.K.) Chesterton began writing his Father Brown detective stories around 1910, the genre ...
September 11, 2020
Emily Dickinson Is the Unlikely Hero of Our Time
Since her death in 1886, Emily Dickinson has haunted us in many forms. She has been the precocious ...
September 9, 2020
Book Review: ‘Child of the Greatest Generation’
“I'm proud to be an American Where at least I know I'm free And I won't forget the ...
September 8, 2020
Defending America’s Rule of Reason
America is in crisis. Beyond the trials and tribulations associated with COVID-19, there is rioting in the streets ...
September 6, 2020
Are Karl Marx and Satan Taking Over America?
Paul Kengor delves into Marx’s early literature and reveals a man whose writings were replete with paeans to ...
September 2, 2020
William F. Marshall
The Ambassador of Good Fiction: ‘Dragonfire’ by Ted Bell
It takes a great deal of writing and storytelling talent to author a novel that can keep the ...
August 31, 2020
Fred J. Eckert
Book Review: ‘Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures’
When famous Hollywood directors are listed, Robert Wise rarely is included. However, he directed many iconic pictures during ...
August 22, 2020
A Celebration of Books and Reading
Most inveterate readers treasure those books introducing us to authors and stories.
August 18, 2020
Word Play: Excursions Into English
Enough. Enough of COVID-19. Enough of the Marxist rioting in Portland. Enough of “cancel culture,” corporations and celebrities ...
August 18, 2020
Charles Dickens: How the Author’s Life Was Fictionalized After His Death
When Charles Dickens died on June 9, 1870, newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic framed his loss ...
August 17, 2020
Remembering an Icon Through Her Music: Carol Channing
NEW YORK—Most younger people probably remember Carol Channing (1921–2019) as someone with a larger-than-life persona and a somewhat ...
August 9, 2020
Book Review: ‘Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life’
In September 1962, President John F. Kennedy stood before a packed Rice University stadium and pledged to land ...
August 7, 2020
Book Review: Gen LaGreca’s ‘Just the Truth’: A Mirror for Our Time
Meet Laura Taninger. Laura is the heroine of Gen LaGreca’s political thriller “Just the Truth,” an investigative reporter ...
August 3, 2020
Trump Praises State Lawmakers for ‘Defending Our Great Constitution’
Three Arrested as Demonstration in Seattle Turns Violent
Wisconsin Election Officials Say State Supreme Court Shouldn’t Invalidate Election
Printing Press of Hong Kong Epoch Times Surveilled for Days by Unknown Van
Trump Doubles Down on Need to Roll Back Legal Protections for Tech Companies
Pennsylvania Senator: ‘Mounting Evidence’ Shows Election Was Compromised
Trump Administration Supports First ‘Mass Air Shipment’ of COVID-19 Vaccine
Sidney Powell’s Allegations in Georgia Serious Enough to Alter the Election Results: Expert
New Lawsuit Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to Declare All Drop-Box Ballots Illegal and Block Certification
President’s Lawyers Working to Convince Arizona’s Legislature to Appoint Trump Electors