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Book Review: ‘What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO’
With the hubbub about Mike Lindell as yet another victim of cancel culture, I decided to read his autobiography, “What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO,” released in ...
April 10, 2021
John Keats: How His Poems of Death and Lost Youth Are Resonating During COVID-19
In John Keats’s poems, death crops up 100 times more than the future, a word that appears ...
April 8, 2021
The Glad Game: An Old Guy Discovers ‘Pollyanna’
One of my best friends in high school was a teenage Shirley Temple. Just seeing this girl was ...
April 6, 2021
Undermining the Foundations: Lessons From Fyodor Dostoevsky’s ‘Devils’
Early in March, I was sucker punched by a Russian. A dead Russian, as a matter of fact. ...
March 30, 2021
‘The Time Machine’: An Everlasting Matter of Time
In writing “The Time Machine” 125 years ago, Herbert George Wells not only invented the catchphrase “time machine,” ...
March 18, 2021
Truth Tellers: Virginia Woolf, ‘I always tell the truth’
Virginia Woolf asks us—we hear her own voice, by way of a BBC recording—“How can we combine the ...
March 11, 2021
Literature Versus Tyranny
The stormtroopers of modernity have trampled much underfoot on their monstrous march across the historical landscape. Having abandoned ...
March 8, 2021
Anne Frank: A Voice for All Times
In this time of cancel culture, how can we explain our values to those who might not want ...
March 7, 2021
A Book of Hope in a Bad Season: ‘That Hideous Strength’
In a recent article about Sir Walter Scott’s “Ivanhoe,” I made a New Year’s resolution to read old ...
February 25, 2021
Book Review: ‘The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order’
One of the selling points for those who embrace far-left progressivism and even socialism is the “morality” of ...
February 23, 2021
Herbert W. Stupp
For Dog Lovers: ‘The Dog Lady of Mexico‘
Making a difference one animal at a time is a theme Alison Sawyer Current comes back to time ...
February 22, 2021
Book Review: ‘The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals’
Open Dan Dietz's "The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals" and you can learn which show featured the ...
February 20, 2021
There’s More Than One Way to Burn a Book
“There is more than one way to burn a book,” Ray Bradbury once said. “And the world is ...
February 15, 2021
Book Review: ‘A Voluntary Crucifixion’
“I am an uneasy man, severe with myself, like all solitaries.” — Blaise Cendrars David J. MacKinnon’s “A ...
February 15, 2021
Inspector De Luca: Fighting for Truth Amid Madness
In corrupt or brutal regimes, the truth is often a crime. The Inspector De Luca detective novels of ...
February 15, 2021
How a Lost Manuscript Revealed the First Poets of Italian Literature
Imagine a world where we knew the name of Homer, but the poetry of "The Odyssey" was lost ...
February 10, 2021
Maria Clotilde Camboni
The Journey to Understand Love Can Begin Young
“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey,” wrote ...
February 6, 2021
A Looking Glass for Our Time: Lessons From the 200-Year-Old Novel ‘Ivanhoe’
Late last year, in separate conversations with three friends, I realized how slack I had grown in the ...
February 2, 2021
Landscapes, Legends, and Literature
A sense of place affects us throughout our lives—or at least it should. Think of walking on a ...
January 31, 2021
Elissa Michele Zacher
Never Say Die: Lessons From Michael Walsh’s ‘Last Stands’
Throughout history, men with their backs to the wall have time and again fought against overwhelming odds rather ...
January 20, 2021
Book Review: ‘Mob Rule’: Is This Our Future?
“The two most dangerous things in the world today are sincere ignorance and conscious stupidity,” Dr. Martin Luther ...
January 15, 2021
More Dante Now, Please! (Part 4): The Road of Repentance
This is the fourth and final article in this particular Dante series. We remember that we read Dante ...
January 7, 2021
Some Lessons From Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’
Around the age of 55, I discovered I could no longer trust myself to read certain poems to ...
January 5, 2021
Wholesome Life Lessons for All in ‘On the Art of Writing’ by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Last year, while thumbing through books in my local thrift shop, I stumbled upon an intriguing book called ...
December 23, 2020
Selling Our Souls: Lessons From ‘The Devil and Daniel Webster’
America sports a pantheon of folk heroes, picturesque inventions of the imagination or real-life celebrities made mythical by ...
December 17, 2020
More Dante Now, Please! (Part 3): Let Beauty Begin
In our last article, we saw how the issue of human free will played out in Dante’s Hell. ...
December 11, 2020
Winter Poems, a Dark Season, and the Power of Verse
Poets often celebrate the beauty of the four seasons in their verse or employ them as emblems, symbols ...
December 9, 2020
Convicts’ Attempts to Own Guns Rejected by Supreme Court
Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs ‘Anti-Riot’ Bill Into Law, Creating Tougher Penalties for Violent Protesters
Supreme Court Declines Pennsylvania Election Lawsuit Over Mail-In Balloting
UK Prime Minister Johnson Cancels India Visit Amid CCP Virus Surge
Hunger-Striking Navalny Being Transferred to Hospital
‘We Cannot Whitewash Our Own Issues,’ Ambassador Says After Claiming White Supremacy Is Baked Into America’s Founding
Taiwan Says Seeking Long-Range Cruise Missiles From US
NASA Scores Wright Brothers Moment With First Helicopter Flight on Mars
Walgreens Store Injects People With Saline Instead of COVID Vaccine in Mix-Up: Company
No Guarantees ISIS Won’t Bounce Back After Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal: Biden’s National Security Adviser