Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
American civic life is fracturing, and everyone knows it.
We should respond to the question of whether the West is worth defending by first asking this: Which West are we being asked to defend?
The focus on girls causes us to overlook the ways in which boys are struggling.
Turkey's referendum presents a choice between parliamentary democracy and legally institutionalizing single-man rule.
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam warned that people divorced from community "are first and foremost among the supporters of extremism.”
The change in meaning came about somewhere around 1900 in English speaking countries. Tragic, but it's more than just a definition disfigurement.
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)
Do parents have a case for opposing Islam instruction in schools?
Over many centuries, Christian writers took scriptural ideals from Judaism and coupled them with Greco-Roman philosophical ideals of self-control.
In his 1951 essay “Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects,” Milton Friedman predicted a retreat of collectivism few saw coming.
The FBI declined to be interviewed by 60 Minutes, providing just a terse, one-sentence reply.
“Islamists want a Sharia compliant society,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali said. “Whoever is in their way is their enemy."
"The robust discussion I have always sought to expose my students to doesn’t seem to be worth it anymore."
Are American classes too easy?
More is at stake than just Trump’s credibility.
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)
A symptom of the increasing decline in civic and historical literacy?
Cornell West and Robbie P. George protest against close-mindedness and violence in the wake of the Middlebury College riot.
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.
California's new school grading system "grades on a curve and paints a far rosier picture in academics than past measurements."
“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”
Professor Lori Isbell weighs in on why her students need continual hand-holding to get through an assignment.
The Addis Housewares study found over half of mums just don't have the time to teach their kids domestic know-how.
"Dear Red-State Trump Voter: Let’s face it, guys: We’re done…."
The dilemma, Marx explains, is that even after the overthrow of the capitalist system, residues of the previous system would remain.
"White Girl, take off your hoop earrings!!!" was recently written on a free speech wall at Pitzer College.
Here is a prehistory of what we call the alt-right today.
Some schools are teaching beekeeping... and children are learning many many different skills in the process.