Ignoring those limits has given us the disastrous Great Welfare State. Midge Decter In a speech given at a Hillsdale College seminar, Decter reviews the history of the continuing shameful attacks on the Boy Scouts by the politically correct liberal crowd. Ralph Waldo Emerson One of the greatest essays ever written, Emerson's Self-Reliance should be required reading for high school students once a month. John Erskine The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent Doing the right thing requires that we first have the ability to make intelligent, reasoned decisions as to what the right thing is. In this famous, provocative and influential essay, Erskine argued that we actually have a moral obligation to acquire this ability and to use it. Two related articles dealing with then-President Bill Clinton.
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He needed help meeting girls. When a student, Elliot Rodger, went on a rampage in California in May, killing six people, one man began wondering if he could have prevented it. Hollywood screenwriter Dale Launer knew Rodger and had tried to help solve his problems with women. The Elliot portrayed in the manifesto and in the video he made was not the Elliot that I remember. The person in that video was cocky, arrogant and hateful [ed: I first met him when he was aged eight or nine and I could see then that there was something wrong with him. It appeared to me that he had an overwhelming lack of confidence but not in a particularly endearing way.