The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Students Arrested for Sharing Copies of U.S. Constitution

Students Arrested for Sharing Copies of U.S. Constitution

We live in an Alice-in-Wonderland world...

Does This Philosopher's 30-Year-Old Observation Explain the Current Social Upheaval?

Does This Philosopher's 30-Year-Old Observation Explain the Current Social Upheaval?

It first made its appearance during the sexual revolution, but has now been taken to a whole new level.

 

The Radical Skepticism of Impressionism

The Radical Skepticism of Impressionism

The paradox is this: All that is radical must be rooted. 

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

The Mob Grows in Strength...

The Mob Grows in Strength...

The herd mentality. The susceptibility to propaganda. The philistine disdain for higher ideals.

Politician: Wives Should Withhold Sex Until Husbands Vote

Politician: Wives Should Withhold Sex Until Husbands Vote

Voting is a basic civic duty in a democracy. But are incentives to vote actually helpful? 

Is There a Way to Stop America’s Minds from Closing?

Is There a Way to Stop America’s Minds from Closing?

If we want our children to have a better education than we had will we have to train our children to educate themselves?

Stem Cell Science Could Soon Make Sex Obsolete (or Largely Recreational)

Stem Cell Science Could Soon Make Sex Obsolete (or Largely Recreational)

Scientists are close to finding out how to create eggs and sperm in a Petri dish. 

These Eight US States have Shrunk in 2016

These Eight US States have Shrunk in 2016

U.S. population growth is at an 80 year low.

Why it’s Easier to Create an Extremist Group in Iraq than a Moderate One

Why it’s Easier to Create an Extremist Group in Iraq than a Moderate One

It all comes down to two things, says an Iraqi-born writer.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.

Yearning for Good, Old-Fashioned Paganism

Yearning for Good, Old-Fashioned Paganism

Give me the dawn of the Greek golden age in philosophy and not the setting of reason’s sun in the gloom, doom and nihilism of postmodernism.

U.S. Judge: Administrators Turning Colleges into 'Surveillance States'

U.S. Judge: Administrators Turning Colleges into 'Surveillance States'

College administrators have turned their campuses into “surveillance” states.

Philosopher: Chance is Baked into the Cake of Democracy

Philosopher: Chance is Baked into the Cake of Democracy

In a state devoted to upholding the principle of equality – as a democracy does – chance is the proper and only foundation of authority.

Feds Create Orwellian Propaganda Agency to Combat 'Fake News'

Feds Create Orwellian Propaganda Agency to Combat 'Fake News'

Sandwiched in the middle of a 969-page Act is a provision creating the Global Engagement Center. (Because, you know, the Russians.)

Study: Those Participation Trophies Aren’t Doing Kids Any Good

Study: Those Participation Trophies Aren’t Doing Kids Any Good

Unearned praise, we seem to have determined, is necessary to ensure that children don’t get depressed and fall further behind their peers.

America’s Kids Badly Need a ‘Chore Culture’

America’s Kids Badly Need a ‘Chore Culture’

Would we see a change of direction in society if more kids were raised in a “chore culture” of hard work and responsibility both at home and school?

Terrifying Beauty Makes no Sense

Terrifying Beauty Makes no Sense

There are some things that evolutionary biology can’t answer.

Can’t Find a Man? Now You Can Marry Yourself!
Psychologist: Society Experiencing a 'Devaluation of Masculinity'

Psychologist: Society Experiencing a 'Devaluation of Masculinity'

Society is experiencing a “devaluation of masculinity,” a fact attributable to the lack of male role models in current culture.

France Bans Parents from Spanking Their Children

France Bans Parents from Spanking Their Children

France thinks it's the parents, not the kids, who need an attitude adjustment.
 

Why Technology Advanced So Quickly the Past 200 Years

Why Technology Advanced So Quickly the Past 200 Years

Technology has advanced exponentially since the Industrial Revolution 200 years ago. But why?

Has Society Forgotten How to Be Responsible?

Has Society Forgotten How to Be Responsible?

Would we see a more functional, thriving population if Americans began embracing responsibility instead of thrusting it off on others?

Shakespeare the Scapegoat: Sacrificing the Bard on an Altar of Ignorance

Shakespeare the Scapegoat: Sacrificing the Bard on an Altar of Ignorance

Ivy League students removed a hallway portrait of William Shakespeare (too white) and replaced it with a photo of black lesbian activist.

13 Badass Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

13 Badass Facts About Teddy Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. president, was more than the man behind the Panama Canal and the inspiration for the teddy bear.

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

5 Suspensions From 2016 That Show a Common-Sense Deficiency in Our Schools

The rise of zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools has resulted in suspensions for … interesting incidents. 2016 was no exception.

George Orwell's Review of Mein Kampf

George Orwell's Review of Mein Kampf

While working as a journalist during the Second World War, Orwell penned a review of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. 

School Cancels ‘A Christmas Carol’ After Triggered Parents Complain

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