Articles on history from The Objective Standard.
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.
From Sea to Shining Sea: The Heroes and Villains of the First Transcontinental Railroad
Despite the graft of a few pseudo-businessmen, the First Transcontinental Railroad was a profoundly life-enhancing demonstration of human ingenuity.
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker
Harvard professor Steven Pinker lays out a powerful case for cultural optimism in his book Enlightenment Now.