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True Love

Allow me to propose what might be the underlying moral dilemma in all our relationships, public and private: When people gain power, they become able to do bad and inconvenient things. For example, the toddler is capable of wreaking a great deal more havoc on the house than the nursing infant. Nonetheless, the essential duty …

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The Three Most Harmful Weapons of All Time and What They Demand of Us, Plus a List of World Historical Leaders That You Should Get to Know

World War II was progressing in earnest 80 years ago this week, so I have been tracking it with short readings and a video series on YouTube. Last summer, Germany took over Czechoslovakia without much of a shot fired, and in September, allied with Russia, they took over Poland. Over the last month or so, …

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What is the Difference between Classical and Conventional Education?

The heart of the difference between classical and conventional education is not in curriculum or teaching methods, though those are affected. The heart of the issue is in goals and beliefs. Our practices often entangle us so much that we can’t get back to the things that matter most. The biggest difference is theological. Conventional …

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