Boredom is more than a classroom management or instructional delivery problem: it is a moral problem.
Safe spaces cannot replace the interior resources that enable a person to stand up to bullies. It doesn’t hurt to know karate either.
Like the progressives with whom he disagrees, Erler prioritizes economic well-being as the foundation for happiness.
Percy’s novels may have unresolved endings, but all of Percy’s stories end with good news.
Americans are, as Tocqueville says, better than they say, but the doctrine lets Americans appear more self-sufficient than they really are.
Storytelling offers an underappreciated ground for defending liberty, and Washington Irving's classic story still offers rich lessons.
Elizabeth Amato is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Gardner-Webb University. She is the author of The Pursuit of Happiness and the American Regime: Political Theory in Literature (Lexington Books, 2018).