Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.
It’s been 50 years since the Atlantic decried marriage as “a wretched institution”—and since then everything seems to have only gotten worse.
Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person.
Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)
The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.
'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'
"All through the history of the West the Greeks have continued to spur innovation..."
One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.
Without restoring Plato and true philosophy to their proper stations, we are certain to continue the descent into darkness.
Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:
The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.
Venezuela was held up as a model of socialism a few years ago. Today, people are literally starving and will wait hours in line to buy toilet paper.
A recent study in Scientific American explains why.
It's something we can all do.
To make society into a utopian vision, universities have become, after decades of propaganda, enemies of intellectual freedom.
The concept of parents allowing children to be their “friends” has hit the ivy halls and many students are bringing familiarity into the classroom.
When Germany occupied Hungary, the Nazis mandated that all Jews wear a yellow star and few Jews dared to resist.
Kids will never be prepared for today's cruel world if we persist in giving them the velvet glove treatment.
Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
Throughout history, and with only the rarest of exceptions, freedom has been far removed from the center of political events.
In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.
L.M. Montgomery's beloved Anne books give many examples of how true victims should behave.
Reading seems to have a different effect on how individuals behave toward one another.
The number of prime-age men in the labor force is declining with each generation.
They had plenty of ethics - just the wrong kind.
Has the diminishment of one part of the First Amendment led to the squelching of another?
Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades.
The cause of the indifference, rage, and violence we're witnessing is the lack of any objective truth.