Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
In removing the Bible from the classroom, did America cut off several generations from a main source of cultural literacy?
“It is neither allegorical nor topical,” Tolkien insists in the Foreword to the second edition of The Lord of the Rings.
Is it because of a decline in male friendships?
In our kneejerk compulsion to show effusive support for women we unfortunately have become correspondingly casual about culturally demonizing men.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” A quick introduction to Ash Wednesday so you don’t embarrass yourself like I did.
The days of three independent branches of government are long gone, says a former Harvard teacher.
The decline of knowledge has progressed even more than we realize...
And important questions remain unaddressed, says a journalism expert.
Greater knowledge of the past would help improve America’s public discourse.
It happened without any change in the laws or regulations.
According to Scruton, an education who truly respects a child will instill him with the values which have today become irrelevant.
John Etchemendy fears most the growing intellectual intolerance on college campuses.
"There was a time when the West knew what it was about. It did so because it thought about itself—often in freshman Western Civ classes."
Is it time we stop acting like the white male is a privileged species that needs to be taken down a peg or two?
Will failure to ground our grievances in rational and logical discourse lead us down the path of the French Revolution?
This professor's list may or may not soothe your book-illiterate conscience...
Shakespeare's tragedy can be seen as a meditation on moral relativism, a worldview that is ultimately refuted and rejected.
Why do young people embrace rights not specifically spelled out in the Constitution, but reject the one to which they are given free recourse?
By revealing the cruel intentions of would-be oppressors, The Prince unlocks the secret to overthrowing a tyrannical leader.
Love is not the solution to life’s problems, but it certainly makes them more bearable.
Trade between nations is good, as trade between people is good. But is free trade intrinsically good?
Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.
Until kids start learning to read and think for themselves, they'll simply be swept up in the emotional and uncontrolled trends in society.
College officials who cave to demands to cancel controversial speakers do a disservice to their student bodies.
Trump threatened to "destroy the career" of a libertarian-leaning Texas legislator for her outspoken opposition to civil asset forfeiture.
He had some frank remarks about the treatment of Muslim women.
One hundred-fifty years later, the small details and great themes of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life still matter.
Our society requires us to believe in quite a lot of things, and there are penalties if you don't.