The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Should Teachers Have a Working Knowledge of the Constitution?

Should Teachers Have a Working Knowledge of the Constitution?

How can we expect the next generation to run the country if their teachers don't even know how it works?

The Civics Lessons They Never Teach Anymore

The Civics Lessons They Never Teach Anymore

James Fenimore Cooper's 1838 civics primer might come in handy in the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings.

Immigration Lessons for President Trump from Thomas Aquinas

Immigration Lessons for President Trump from Thomas Aquinas

There has been much discourse on what responsibility Christians have to immigrants and refugees seeking new homes.

What the Teleprompter Tells Us About Truth, Trump and Speech

What the Teleprompter Tells Us About Truth, Trump and Speech

Cracks have appeared in the teleprompter paradigm. It’s at risk from growing distrust of intermediaries, filters, reputable third-parties of all kinds.

Prof Explains What’s Wrong with Today’s ‘Critical Thinking’

Prof Explains What’s Wrong with Today’s ‘Critical Thinking’

Recent research suggests that neither teachers nor students really understand what critical thinking is.

Student Disrespect Takes Down Another Teacher

Student Disrespect Takes Down Another Teacher

In case one needed further evidence that American schools are in chaos, the video below will put any doubts to rest.

Raising Honest Kids in a Post-Truth World

Raising Honest Kids in a Post-Truth World

We need to fight back against a culture that tells our kids that truthfulness does not matter.

5 Non-Political Tidbits about Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

5 Non-Political Tidbits about Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Since I’m sick of politics, I decided to check out the more personal side of the man who could possibly be the next SCOTUS justice.

Bill Clinton’s 1995 State of the Union is Going Viral

Bill Clinton’s 1995 State of the Union is Going Viral

Clinton's language is closer to that of the current occupant of the White House than Trump's two predecessors.

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

“Medical assistance in dying" could save Canada as much as $138.8 million annually.

No, Ayn Rand Did Not Want Us to Be Selfish

No, Ayn Rand Did Not Want Us to Be Selfish

Rand sold more than 30 million books. Atlas Shrugged has been ranked behind only the Bible as an influence on readers’ lives.

What the 7 Countries Included in Trump's Ban Have in Common

What the 7 Countries Included in Trump's Ban Have in Common

Are they are all majority Muslim? Yes. Another commonality is war.

What Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Does (And What it Doesn’t)

What Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Does (And What it Doesn’t)

There is a lot of information out there in regards to the executive order on refugees--and a lot of it is wrong.

Is Parental Fear of Boredom Overworking Kids?

Is Parental Fear of Boredom Overworking Kids?

Growing up, I knew better than to utter those two infamous words of childhood: “I’m bored.”

Reality: Most People Don't Care about Truth

Reality: Most People Don't Care about Truth

This is why a country like the U.S. needs to educate people in rhetoric. 

The Human-Pig: Is C.S. Lewis’ 1944 Prediction Coming True?

The Human-Pig: Is C.S. Lewis’ 1944 Prediction Coming True?

Will our efforts to manipulate mankind through science only end in dehumanizing our own selves?

America’s Demise: Trump’s a Sign, not the Cause

America’s Demise: Trump’s a Sign, not the Cause

Richard Stengel writes in the Atlantic that the American Century is over and Trump’s to blame. He’s only half right.

Our Culture is Dead

Our Culture is Dead

Anthony Esolen isn’t saying our culture is vulgar and debased. He’s saying it no longer exists.

Is it Still Important to Teach Children to Sew?

Is it Still Important to Teach Children to Sew?

"I think the disconnection [to sewing] comes from schools. They don’t have life-learning events in schools anymore...."

3 Must-Read Books on the West's Abandonment of Religion

3 Must-Read Books on the West's Abandonment of Religion

What happens when the religious beliefs that undergird a culture are pulled out from under it, as has happened in the West?

Are We Already Fighting the 2nd Civil War?

Are We Already Fighting the 2nd Civil War?

A conservative pundit recently made the claim that "America is currently fighting its Second Civil War."

Fact Check: Do 74% of Californians Really Oppose Sanctuary Cities?

Fact Check: Do 74% of Californians Really Oppose Sanctuary Cities?

A poll circulating online claims nearly three out of four Californians oppose sanctuary cities. But is the poll legit?

Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

Harvard Article from 1863 Offers 3 Simple Rules for Reading

We all know how important reading is. It benefits relationships, builds language development, and even lengthens one’s life.

3 Books That Explain the Decline of Western Civilization

3 Books That Explain the Decline of Western Civilization

These 3 books explain what is happening with our culture.

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

Carl Sagan's Eerie Prediction of America’s Future

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy… 

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

Progressive Columnist: Riots Are Hurting Our Cause

New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait points to studies that show rioting makes America more conservative.

Odysseus' Voyage: What We Can Learn From Homer's Everyman

Odysseus' Voyage: What We Can Learn From Homer's Everyman

Odysseus serves as an image of homo viator. Man on a journey. Travelling man. Man on a quest.

Is Respect Vanishing from Society?

Is Respect Vanishing from Society?

By focusing so much on respect for the self, have we lost focus of the respect we owe to individuals, places, and events?

Pages