Why Marxism?

I have posted this before but thought it appropriate since today is the anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. A few years ago the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) hosted a unique speech by Clemson University’s BB&T Research Professor C. Bradley Thompson entitled: Why Marxism?. Professor Thompson’s lecture is an examination on why Marxism still lives…

Kenneth Clark’s “Civilisation”

Kenneth Clark (1903-1983) was an distinguished British art historian and museum conservator. His most well-known work is the landmark thirteen episode BBC documentary series Civilisation: A Personal View that was broadcast on the network during 1969. While Clark focuses on his specialty, the visual arts, he also highlights the profound relation between art and religion…

Happy 275th Birthday, Thomas Jefferson

Today is the 275th anniversary of the birthday of one of the greatest Presidents of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was a true man of the Enlightenment whose beautiful articulations of liberty and independence laid the foundation for the United States of America. Below is a film about the life and legacy of the…

The fatal flaw in Leftist American politics

What is political extremism? Professor of psychology Jordan Peterson points out that America knows what right-wing radicalism looks like: The doctrine of racial superiority is where conservatives have drawn the line. What’s interesting is that on the conservative side of the spectrum we’ve figured out how to box-in the radicals and say, ‘No, you’re outside…

75th Anniversary of “The Fountainhead”

This month marks the 75th anniversary of Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead. The book has been translated into 29 languages and was Ayn Rand’s first major novel and first expression of her philosophy, Objectivism. To this day, The Fountainhead endures, as Ms. Rand put it, not to politics but to man’s soul and is a…