Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
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.
Throughout history, and with only the rarest of exceptions, freedom has been far removed from the center of political events.
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.
Using cash seized by drug lords to beef up border security looks like good policy and good politics.
His response serves as a reminder of the dangers we currently face.
Was the owner a "clever child," or were education standards much more rigorous a century ago?
The only way we can get out of this mess is to stop using the internet as a crutch for thinking.
Some campus libraries are removing thousands of titles to make room for more digital study spaces, meeting areas, and even nap pods.
Do titles like Mr. and Miss set up boundaries which encourage greater respect for the individual?
The protest against Murray seems to be based on hyper-sensitivity rather than rational thought.
The British counseling service, Childline, has recently reported an uptick in the number of lonely children. But why?
One in four Americans believe in aliens. Many of those who do are non-religious or atheists.
If Western democracy is to survive, it must incorporate that which it has long regarded as its diametrical opposite—the aristocratic.
Is it possible that this is what is driving the chaos we are witnessing in society?
Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’.
The Los Angeles Times says colleges should stop squeezing students into 'free speech zones.'
Despite Trump’s past tweets that the U.S. should “stay the hell out of Syria,” he decided the U.S. should back up international law.
It’s easy to offer slogans, but the real world of foreign conflicts rarely offer a clean choice between peace and war.
American civic life is fracturing, and everyone knows it.