About Edwin Benson

history teacher Edwin Benson

Why Is Socialism Still Popular?

If ever there was a set of ideas that has been tried and found lacking, it is socialism. It has been tried on every continent. It has been tried in weak nations and strong. It has been tried in primitive … Continue reading

How John Dewey Destroyed the Souls of Our Children

The story of American public education begins with Horace Mann. It was Mann who popularized the idea that American schools should teach all students, be non-sectarian, and tax-supported. A little less than a half-century passed between Mann’s death and the … Continue reading

Explaining God to a Godless World

  A Review of the Book Why God?: Explaining Religious Phenomena by Rodney Stark (West Conshohocken, Penn.: Templeton Press, 2017).   Having read, reviewed, and enjoyed Dr. Rodney Stark’s 2016 book, Bearing False Witness, it was a delight to be … Continue reading

The Angel Who Became a Racketeer for Life

Racketeer for Life: Fighting the Culture of Death from the Sidewalk to the Supreme Court by Joseph M. Scheidler with Peter M. Scheidler (Charlotte, N.C.: TAN Books, 2016).   “There is properly no history, only biography.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson There is … Continue reading

Setting the Record Straight About Catholic History

A Review of the Book Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History by Rodney Stark (West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2016). If you are known to be an observant Catholic, then you have had this conversation. Some question of … Continue reading

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