Democracy

Kristi Kane In one of the most poignant and cherished letters in the history of the United States, is a letter penned by President Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, a widow living in Boston, Massachusetts.   The following is a transcript of the letter:  Executive Mansion Washington,...

Maddi Gillel Someone once said, “When the government fears the people there is freedom, when the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” Tyranny is also a catch -all phrase for the ‘isms – communism, Nazism, Marxism, fascism, etc.  So with liberty and tyranny loosely defined,...

Rachel Allison Historians such as Edward Gibbon (1737-94), Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) and Will Durant (1885-1981) have analyzed the reasons for the fall of mighty civilizations. In summarizing cause and effect, an American educator lists six common reasons why each civilization fell: 1. They lost their religious convictions and...