Articles on history from The Objective Standard.
The Man Who Electrified Music
Though he never sought the spotlight nor learned to play guitar, Leo Fender’s creations, including the Telecaster, Precision Bass, and Stratocaster, opened the door for countless young players—and for a revolution in music.
Zora Neale Hurston Put Nothing above Independence
“I do not share the gloomy thought that Negroes in America are doomed to be stomped out,” wrote Zora Neale Hurston. “We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.”
Washington Crossing the Delaware: A Beacon of the American Spirit
“This is a picture,” reads one description of Emmanuel Leutze‘s masterpiece, “by the sight of which, in this weary and exhausted time, one can recover health and strength. . . . [It] has power to work upon the hearts, and inflame the spirits of all that behold it.”
FEEcon 2019: Sprouting Optimism, Growing Liberty
The intelligence, passion for ideas, and interest in moral foundations demonstrated by FEEcon speakers and attendees give lovers of liberty reason for optimism.
Socrates: Dramatizing the History of Western Thought
Tim Blake Nelson’s excellent play retells the story of one of the West’s first great philosophers—Socrates.
Joan of Arc: Heroine of France, Exemplar of Courage
Joan of Arc refused to live as a helpless bystander in the face of adversity. Instead, she fought for a primitive but admirable conception of freedom.