The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

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?

Business Prodigy: College ‘Biggest Regret in Life’

Business Prodigy: College ‘Biggest Regret in Life’

College failed to teach him an entrepreneur’s ‘greatest asset,’ he says.

Study: Immaturity Being Mislabeled as ‘Mental Disorder’

Study: Immaturity Being Mislabeled as ‘Mental Disorder’

American psychiatrist Allen Frances suggests that while some ADHD cases are legitimate, others are not.

How Ancient Greek Skepticism Can Thwart Internet Trolls

How Ancient Greek Skepticism Can Thwart Internet Trolls

Ancient Greek philosopher Pyrrho of Elis pioneered a philosophy that might come in handy when dealing with pesky internet Trolls. 

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. 

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.

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