Homeschooling, Into the Breach
The number of American parents choosing to opt out of traditional education continues to grow.
JOEL KOTKIN, ALI MODARRES
Middle East Cities Should Look Forward—and Back
To compete in the global economy, the region’s urban centers need to return to their commercial roots and reclaim a bygone culture of tolerance.
Hoover Series Examines International Effects Of Demographic Shifts
featuring Hoover Institution, George P. Shultz, Michael McFaul, Stephen Kotkin, David Holloway via The Stanford Daily
“Governance in an Emerging New World,” an initiative by the Hoover Institution, launched on Wednesday with the aim of promoting discussion and thinking on the governance challenges posed by rapid demographic, technological and societal change around the globe. The first panel in the series, moderated by Deputy Director-General of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Kori Schake, considered these issues with regard to Russia.
WHERE THERE ARE NO CHILDREN; THEIR ARE NO GROWN UPS & HABITS AND SOCIAL MOBILITY OF THE MIDDLE CLASS
Where There Are No Children, There Are No Grown-Ups
By Joseph Pearce on Sep 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Naomi Schaefer Riley | City Journal
Even if babies born exposed to drugs in utero do not have physical birth defects, they are still being sent home with parents who may not be capable of caring for them. These children are not getting the kind of nurturing essential to proper social and intellectual development. Even worse, their parents may not be paying attention to their safety and well-being. In our quest to make up for past mistakes, we can’t ignore these facts.
Do Middle-Class Cultural Practices Facilitate Downward Mobility?
Kay Hymowitz, Institute for Family Studies
What Classical Education Tells Us About Sex Education
Our morally bankrupt culture sees sex as no more important, complex, or harmless than the ABCs. But it is unwise to teach
Population race: India to overtake China ‘in 3 to 5 years’
BY ASIA TIMES STAFF
China's population growth rate of 0.59% meant it recently ranked 159th worldwide
China finally wants more kids. But there are problems.
Mark Wang and Cecilia Joy-Perez | AEIdeas
Mark Wang and Cecilia Joy-Perez write: After decades of blind faith in its draconian one child policy, the CCP is waking up to the problems of low fertility. China’s population is greying rapidly, reducing the size of the PRC labor force. But whether the CCP will be successful in raising fertility rates is another question all together. Because, needless to say, Beijing is going about its newfound reproductive zeal with its signature Orwellian style. - American Enterprise Institute
Review: The Rise Of The Asian Superpowers Isn't Inevitable
featuring Michael R. Auslin via The Federalist
In his new book, 'The End of the Asian Century,' the Hoover Institution's Michael Auslin argues that the West isn't paying enough attention to the political, demographic, and economic risks that threaten Asia's growing influence in world affairs.
Frank Dikotter On Mao's Great Famine
by Russell Roberts featuring Frank Dikötter via EconTalk
Historian Frank Dikötter of the University of Hong Kong and author of Mao's Great Famine talks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Dikötter chronicles the strategies Mao and the Chinese leadership implemented to increase grain and steel production in the late 1950s leading to a collapse in agricultural output and the deaths of millions by starvation.
Child Brides in Turkey
by Burak Bekdil • July 30, 2018 at 5:00 am
Paul VI’s Response to Margaret Sanger’s Sexual Revolution
Francis J. Pierson
In September of 1966, Margaret Sanger, the outspoken public voice of the Sexual Revolution and founder of Planned Parenthood, died in Tucson, Arizona. Sanger was a passionate sexual libertine whose selfishness extended even towards her own family. Finding child rearing tedious, she abandoned her three children to caretakers so that she could move about in […]
Humanae Vitae: Blessed Paul VI’s Miracle
John Paul Meenan
I am hurtling in a high-speed train from Glasgow to London, with a heavy heart saying farewell to my native land, a sentiment that should live within us all. It is the memorial of Saint Charbel Maklouf, a Lebanese priest, ascetic and mystic, as well as the vigil of Saint James the Greater, whose feast […]
Humanae Vitae’s Challenge to Modernity
John M. Grondelski
July 25, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae (HV). That encyclical, and its subsequent contestation in certain “Catholic” circles, has been a defining moment of the past half-century. The central teaching of HV (#12) is that there is an “inseparable connection, established by God, which man on his own initiative […]
McCarrick, dissent from ‘Humanae vitae’, and the ‘sensus fidelium’
By Janet E. Smith on Jul 24, 2018 02:20 pm
The price the Church has paid for neglecting to preach the truths of Humanae vitae and to promote Natural Family Planning is incalculable.
India’s new sex-trafficking bill does more harm than good, say experts
BY SURYATAPA MUKHERJEE
The new bill fails to distinguish between those trafficked and those who voluntarily go into unorganized labor and sex work
The good news about black men in America
W. Bradford Wilcox, Wendy Wang, and Ronald Mincy | CNN.com
Despite a portrait of race relations that often highlights the negative, especially regarding black men, the truth is that most black men will not be incarcerated, are not unemployed, and are not poor — even if black men are more likely than other men to experience these outcomes. In fact, millions of black men are flourishing in America today.
THE PRICE OF FEMINISMBy EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen
National Review Online
To the degree that feminism gave women a boost of self-confidence, it can take a bow. But women also want and need the security of marriage and the profound fulfillment of motherhood. Read More
(Buy Ms. Charen’s new book Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense here.)