The final entry in the Atlas Shrugged film series has hit theaters nationwide. Does it do justice to author Ayn Rand’s original novel? Does it even do justice to the first two films in the series? What, for that matter, would constitute justice?
A recent study claimed that Harry Potter‘s millennial readers are (in the words of one interpreter) “more open to diversity and … less likely to support the use of deadly force or torture, more politically active and more likely to have had a negative view of the Bush administration.” Science fiction and fantasy novelist John C. Wright says otherwise.
Many college students have trouble finding the same level of religious experience after graduation. Naomi Schaefer Riley offers some guidance.
Acclaimed author and professor of government and philosophy J. Budziszewski talks with students about political correctness, academic freedom, religious conversion, and why every thinking person should pursue the liberal arts.
Politics is a lagging indicator of what is happening socially. Pop culture is a leading indicator.
What the über-popular sitcom has to teach fundamentalists and materialists alike about empathy, wonder, and the intractability of human nature.
Why Oprah (and you) should read Dante’s Inferno. Rod Dreher says it just might save your life.
For much of the twentieth century, there was a concerted effort among intellectuals to spread knowledge and wisdom far and wide. Correspondingly, many regular people took full advantage of the great educational effort. Rather than mind-numbing amusements invading places of learning, learning invaded the leisure space. Blue-collar intellectuals were those most fervently dedicated to the idea of a well-rounded, educated citizenry.
We live in a time when the rule of law seems an archaic notion, especially in the highest positions of power. Matthew Spalding argues that this idea may be “the most significant and influential accomplishment of Western constitutional thinking.”
Most of what schools teach about Western civilization is nonsense. Here are six truths you probably DIDN’T learn about the rise of the West.