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Taking Religion Seriously

A good way to jar yourself out of unreflective atheism is to read about contemporary science.


Crowdfunders' Losing Deal

Shouldn’t those who contribute the funds to launch successful startups also share in any profits?


Hoping for China's Success

There is one effort in which everybody should wish to see China successful: preservation of the country’s farmland. It has already been reduced to well below the level needed to keep the country self-sufficient in grain production.


The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America

The new elite class of America is the old one: America’s mainline Protestant Christians in both the glory and the annoyingness of their moral confidence and spiritual certainty. They just stripped out the Christianity along the way.


AEI Classics: The Origins and Traditions of Washington’s Birthday Holiday

Americans celebrated Washington’s birthday long before Congress in 1879 declared it a holiday for federal workers in the District of Columbia, and, in 1885, a holiday for federal employees everywhere.


The Playing Fields of Suburbia

Adult involvement may be a chief cause of children’s declining participation in sports.


Books vs. Literature

Publishers and postmodernism are contributing to the death of the humanities.


AEI Classics: The Origins and Traditions of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Americans use this anniversary not only to pay tribute to one man’s efforts in the cause of equal rights, but also to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement as a whole.


Reagan’s Farewell Address at 25

The main point in Reagan’s farewell address, a quarter-century ago today, remains relevant to the current dominant debate: expanding government control of the economy is not the way to advance equality.


The First Presidential Election and Other Firsts

The first presidential election was 225 years ago today. Although it was not democratic, it was a first in human history.


Funny Thing about Christmas

Nowhere in the Bible are Christians commanded to observe Christ’s birthday. It is as if God said to man, 'Make of this event what you will.'


Tomorrow's Technological Breakthroughs: Hiding in Plain Sight?

A look back at the Depression era reminds us to be skeptical of the technological pessimism of some leading economists today — few people foresaw just which inventions would be most momentous.


AEI Classics: The Origins and Traditions of Thanksgiving

As Americans settle in to celebrate another Thanksgiving, we look back at the holiday's history.


An American Thanksgiving

We are a grateful nation. And because we are a grateful nation, we are a generous nation. Our founders were steeped in this idea, and it is still strong among us.


JFK's Assassination, 50 Years Later

When great events are precipitated by little people, it is common for conspiracy theories to abound.


‘A Few Appropriate Remarks’

Why was Lincoln’s prophecy that ‘the world will little note nor long remember what we say here’ so spectacularly wrong?


AEI Classics: Why We Still Read Lincoln

A nation, a people, can be known and be judged by its heroes.


Conservatism Is Compassionate

If people suspect you don't care about them, they will rarely follow you, no matter how right your solutions may sound. Therein lies the challenge – and promise – for conservatives.


AEI Classics: The Meaning of Veterans Day

Each November 11, our nation commemorates Veterans Day. But what does the holiday mean, and how do we properly observe it?


October Is the Richest Month for Sports

The greatest month to be a sports fan.

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