The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Professor: One Reason Why Universities Became Day Cares

Professor: One Reason Why Universities Became Day Cares

Is it too late to encourage colleges to start acting like actual institutions of higher learning rather than a glorified form of preschool?

Thomas Jefferson's Fiction Reading List

Thomas Jefferson's Fiction Reading List

The Sage of Monticello read much more than treatises on government.

Does Abandoning Community Lead to Inequality?

Does Abandoning Community Lead to Inequality?

Alexis de Tocqueville raised the connection between equality and community in his classic work Democracy in America.

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

The recent viral zombie prank has an interesting parallel to Americans' lack of knowledge.

Ben Franklin’s 7 Steps to Financial Success
A Muslim King Makes a Gesture Toward Christians

A Muslim King Makes a Gesture Toward Christians

King Abdullah of Jordan, a Muslim, announced that he is funding the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation?!?

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation?!?

That’s what a psychologist argued on Reddit. 

2,200-Year-Old Poop Reveals Mystery of Where Hannibal’s Army Crossed Alps

2,200-Year-Old Poop Reveals Mystery of Where Hannibal’s Army Crossed Alps

Officials at Queen’s University Belfast announced they have solid evidence of where Hannibal’s army crossed into Italia, finally answering the question that perplexed historians for centuries.

Why Students Today are Financially Illiterate

Why Students Today are Financially Illiterate

It all goes back to how much the teacher knows.

The Founding Fathers on What to Do With Poor People

The Founding Fathers on What to Do With Poor People

7 quotes on what they thought

The Core Values of a Gentleman

The Core Values of a Gentleman

These classic, core values apply to a Gentlemen from any century.

Education Today: An Inch Deep and a Mile Wide?

Education Today: An Inch Deep and a Mile Wide?

Today’s education system too often emphasizes quantity over quality.

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Americans today might do well to heed Bonhoeffer’s warning.  

Must a Jewish Baker Make a Nazi Cake?

Must a Jewish Baker Make a Nazi Cake?

Sacrificing principle for the sake of marginalized groups is short-sighted

Has the Public School System Become Tyrannical?

Has the Public School System Become Tyrannical?

“Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing.”

How Gardening Helps Save Money

How Gardening Helps Save Money

"The average American household forks out $6,759 a year on food, or 12.6 percent of total spending, according to the Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of that, $756 is spent on fruits and vegetables, and $2,787 on the high cost of eating out.”

Are Kids More Capable than Today’s Parents Realize?

Are Kids More Capable than Today’s Parents Realize?

A lesson from Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Farmer Boy"

How the Declaration of Independence was Unoriginal

How the Declaration of Independence was Unoriginal

Thomas Jefferson stole a bit from John Locke. 

Are we creating Men without Chests?

Are we creating Men without Chests?

Such is the tragi-comedy of our situation – we continue to clamor for those very qualities we are rendering impossible. 

This Reason for the Veto is Practically Unheard of these Days

This Reason for the Veto is Practically Unheard of these Days

On this day in 1792, George Washington issued the first presidential veto in American history.

Politico.EU: ‘Europe’s Muslims hate the West’

Politico.EU: ‘Europe’s Muslims hate the West’

A surprising opinion piece by a Dutch political commentator.

What makes an American? (Part 2)

What makes an American? (Part 2)

If it’s the Constitution, we’re in trouble. 

What makes an American? (Part 1)

What makes an American? (Part 1)

'Bridge of Spies' gives us an perceptive take on what it is to be an American.

Alasdair MacIntyre's Famous Comparison between the Fall of Rome and America Today

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