Lessons from History | Summarizes Durants’ popular multi-volume history, The Story of Civilization; includes selected portions from each chapter followed by comments drawn from Trinity Forum Co-Founder Al McDonald’s life experience in business, politics, journalism, and academia.
Man’s Search for Meaning | After surviving the Nazi concentration camps, Frankl concluded that the search for meaning in life is the prime motivational force for human beings—and an absolute essential for their mental health.
On Being Human | Written for the Atlantic Monthly in 1897 before Wilson became president and presents his vision of the good life, which is both hopeful and historical, drawing upon both Aristotle’s notion of “the golden mean” and Augustine’s view of the ordo amorum (the order of the loves).
Politics and the English Language | Orwell’s classic 1946 essay reminds readers of the ways in which language shapes thought, and warns of the dangers of politicized, imprecise, and misleading language in corrupting public life.
Why Work? | Sayers’ Christian understanding of work, critiquing the dichotomy of “sacred’ versus “secular” work and raising concerns about unsustainable consumption.