The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

One Simple Reason Boys are Failing

One Simple Reason Boys are Failing

The focus on girls causes us to overlook the ways in which boys are struggling.

Turkey on the Brink of Democide as Pivotal Referendum Looms

Turkey on the Brink of Democide as Pivotal Referendum Looms

Turkey's referendum presents a choice between parliamentary democracy and legally institutionalizing single-man rule.

Social Isolation is Dangerous to Democracy

Social Isolation is Dangerous to Democracy

Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam warned that people divorced from community "are first and foremost among the supporters of extremism.”

Have You Been Using the Term Liberal Incorrectly?

Have You Been Using the Term Liberal Incorrectly?

The change in meaning came about somewhere around 1900 in English speaking countries. Tragic, but it's more than just a definition disfigurement.

Yet Another Student Thwarted by PC-Police for Distributing Constitution Copies

Yet Another Student Thwarted by PC-Police for Distributing Constitution Copies

Such incidents are the natural outgrowth of a hyper-sensitive society.

‘Discover Islam’ Video an Attempt to Proselytize Public Schoolchildren, New Jersey Moms Say (See Video)
How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory for Priests?

How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory for Priests?

Over many centuries, Christian writers took scriptural ideals from Judaism and coupled them with Greco-Roman philosophical ideals of self-control.

Milton Friedman on 'the Major Fault of the Collectivist Philosophy'

Milton Friedman on 'the Major Fault of the Collectivist Philosophy'

In his 1951 essay “Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects,” Milton Friedman predicted a retreat of collectivism few saw coming. 

FBI Agent Posing as Islamic Radical Was at the Scene of ISIS Terror Attack, 60 Minutes Reveals

FBI Agent Posing as Islamic Radical Was at the Scene of ISIS Terror Attack, 60 Minutes Reveals

The FBI declined to be interviewed by 60 Minutes, providing just a terse, one-sentence reply.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamists Won’t Thank Liberals for Being Nice or PC

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamists Won’t Thank Liberals for Being Nice or PC

“Islamists want a Sharia compliant society,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali said. “Whoever is in their way is their enemy."

College Prez: ‘I’m Scared’ by Rise of Emotionalism on Campus

College Prez: ‘I’m Scared’ by Rise of Emotionalism on Campus

"The robust discussion I have always sought to expose my students to doesn’t seem to be worth it anymore."

THIS is why International Students Always Trounce Americans
Trump's credibility takes a hit as FBI finds no evidence of Obama 'wiretap'
Professor: Relativism Destroying Our Esteem for Education

Professor: Relativism Destroying Our Esteem for Education

A case for ditching relativism and returning to absolutes?

New Poll Shows a Frightening Percentage of Americans Can’t Name a Single Supreme Court Justice (See Graph)
Scholars Defend Free Speech from 'Dogmatism and Groupthink'

Scholars Defend Free Speech from 'Dogmatism and Groupthink'

Cornell West and Robbie P. George protest against close-mindedness and violence in the wake of the Middlebury College riot.

How Teaching Philosophy Can help Combat Extremism

How Teaching Philosophy Can help Combat Extremism

The current state of the world is undeniably complex and turbulent. Philosophy can give young people sustaining goals to hang on to in uncertain times.

Is California Intentionally Making Bad Schools Appear Good?

Is California Intentionally Making Bad Schools Appear Good?

California's new school grading system "grades on a curve and paints a far rosier picture in academics than past measurements."

When Euthanasia Becomes Murder

When Euthanasia Becomes Murder

“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”

Professor: The Reason College Students are ‘Helpless’ is…

Professor: The Reason College Students are ‘Helpless’ is…

Professor Lori Isbell weighs in on why her students need continual hand-holding to get through an assignment.

Study: Kids Relying on Google to Learn Basic Life Skills

Study: Kids Relying on Google to Learn Basic Life Skills

The Addis Housewares study found over half of mums just don't have the time to teach their kids domestic know-how.

New Republic Writer: Blue and Red States Should Go Their Own Ways

New Republic Writer: Blue and Red States Should Go Their Own Ways

"Dear Red-State Trump Voter: Let’s face it, guys: We’re done…."

Does Socialism Require a Dictator?

Does Socialism Require a Dictator?

The dilemma, Marx explains, is that even after the overthrow of the capitalist system, residues of the previous system would remain.

Hoop Earrings No Longer Politically Correct for White Girls

Hoop Earrings No Longer Politically Correct for White Girls

"White Girl, take off your hoop earrings!!!" was recently written on a free speech wall at Pitzer College.

The Alt Right's Intellectual Roots Go Way Back

The Alt Right's Intellectual Roots Go Way Back

Here is a prehistory of what we call the alt-right today.

Would Students Benefit From More Hands-On Learning?

Would Students Benefit From More Hands-On Learning?

Some schools are teaching beekeeping... and children are learning many many different skills in the process.

Legislation Would Reintroduce the Bible to Public Schools

Legislation Would Reintroduce the Bible to Public Schools

In removing the Bible from the classroom, did America cut off several generations from a main source of cultural literacy?

Why Lord of the Rings is NOT an Allegory (And Why it Very Much is)

Why Lord of the Rings is NOT an Allegory (And Why it Very Much is)

“It is neither allegorical nor topical,” Tolkien insists in the Foreword to the second edition of The Lord of the Rings.

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