C.S. Lewis said: 'There are 2 kinds of people ...'

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2681655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] C.S. Lewis[/caption] His death went unnoticed, as he died the same day John F. Kennedy was shot. His books are some of the most more…

What is 'most valuable of human possessions'?

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2657925" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Franklin Pierce[/caption] President Franklin Pierce placed the first Christmas Tree in the White House in 1856. Born Nov. 23, 1804, Franklin Pierce, was elected more…

Birth of Israel: A modern miracle

by Bill Federer -- In 1898, Sultan Abdul Hamid II purchased rifles from Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II for use in liquidating Turkey's Armenian population in exchange for granting Germany rights to build more…

The Founding Fathers who hated big government

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Did Anti-Federalists foresee the likes of Castro, Kim Jong-un, King Abdullah, Mugabe, Omar al-Bashir, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Stalin, Mao Zedong? Though these leaders may more…

The ultimate survivors: 2 former slave women

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4632063" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sojourner Truth - Harriet Tubman[/caption] Born a slave in New York in 1797, she spoke only Dutch until sold around the age of 9, more…

Islam's ripple effect on world history

by Bill Federer -- In the 12 years after Mohammed's death, 632-644 AD, Muslim jihadists conquered the Eastern Roman Empire, Syria, Palestine, Eastern Anatolia, Armenia, Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt and North Africa. more…

Remembering why we're grateful

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4631417" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Detail of the 1914 Jennie Brownscombe painting "The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth."[/caption] The Pilgrims fled England because of religious persecution and lived in Leiden, more…