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Check your bigotry

If there is one movement, that by its humourlessness, its obsessive mania and its blindness to its failings, chokes on its own goals, it is the so-called anti-racism movement.

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Why Myth Matters

One of the most tiresome misconceptions of the cynic in the street is his idea of myth. He uses the word "myth" to mean "useless fairy tale."

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A free speech crisis on campus

Universities are supposed to be bold, confident, courageous institutions, whose biggest duty to their students is to expand the range and depth of their ideas, not confirm their prejudices.

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Peonage for the Twenty-First Century

I've lately been involved in the fight against the latest move to nationalize public education, this one called the Common Core. It is a bag of rotten old ideas doused with disinfectant; its assumptions are hostile to classical and Christian approaches to education.

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Common Core's Substandard Writing Standards

I've donned my boots and leggings, and done what I had no desire to do.  I am examining, with tedious scrutiny, the so-called Common Core Curriculum for literature and English, a new'n'improved set of standards for reading and writing in our schools from kindergarten to twelfth grade.

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