Have We Lost the Human in the Humanities?

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The study of humanities ignores living people. Mikhail Epstein calls out for a new humanities that seeks to transform the human condition.

The Historian And The Politician

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An online intellectual fight shows the limits of the historical perspective in politics.

The Myth and False Lesson of Independence

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Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?

Why I’m Teaching My Children to Pray

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Jason Helveston believes spiritual literacy is a part of what we need to teach our children.

The Internet Sex Archive: What Should We Do With Millions of Hours of Amateur Pornography?

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines the potential scholarly applications of websites like Xtube and RedTube.

Smoke and Mirrors Are An Olympic Tradition

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Tony Bucci puts the Sochi Games in context.

Watch How This Soldier’s Courageous Call Saved Lives (Video)

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On a dark night two weeks after D-Day, Jack Leroy Tueller silences a German sniper—in a most surprising way.

Heroes, Race, and a Man Named Washington

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Brian Shea seeks to come to terms with the legacy of George Washington, and without the usual excuses.

Coming Soon: The Monuments Men

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“The Monuments Men” looks to cast different light on the cliched WWII movie genre, will it live up to its promising plot-line?

Siddhartha Remains in His Father’s Palace

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“Because of Channa’s guardianship, Siddhartha would become the ruler that he was ever destined to become.” By Phong Nguyen

The Last Black President

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Why would a high school teacher try to crush the dreams of a child? He doesn’t like Barack Obama.

The Prison of Memory: Forgetting to Forgive

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman unpacks his own complicated memories.

War. What Is It Good For? Still Absolutely Nothing.

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Marines who fought at the battle for Fallujah are now wondering if they fought in vain. Which prompts Michael Kasdan to seek an answer to the question of what war is really good for.

The Powers That Beast: What is the Adoptee Voice Worth?

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“Adoptee voices must be included in conversations about adoption. Adoptee voices must be valued.” By Matthew Salesses

Goodness and the Sliding Scale of Time

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“Yesterdays goodness isn’t good enough”, says Jackie Summers

Nelson Mandela: Why the Backlash is Wrong

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Wilkine Brutus on how the absurd comments against Mandela are lacking the full scope of context.