The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

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
When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.” 

Madonna and the Meaning of Democracy

Madonna and the Meaning of Democracy

Modern plutocracy, whether it be in Europe or the United States, should not be allowed to continue wearing the label of “democracy”.

We’re Paralyzed by Too Much Information

We’re Paralyzed by Too Much Information

“Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”

4 in 10 Completely Clueless on 1st Amendment

4 in 10 Completely Clueless on 1st Amendment

Leno: “What are the Bill of Rights?”

Man-on-the-Street: Uh… thou shalt not steal?

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Oxford Univ. Tells Students to Stop Saying ‘He’ and ‘She’

Student have formally been asked to use the gender-neutral pronoun 'ze' instead of 'she and 'he'.

Student: Progressives Perverting the Idea of ‘Tolerance’

Student: Progressives Perverting the Idea of ‘Tolerance’

“It’s high time ‘generation snowflake’ emerged from this regressive darkness,” she says.

Teacher: Spoon-feeding Students Kills Creative Learning

Teacher: Spoon-feeding Students Kills Creative Learning

"No longer were the students expected to enter the kitchen; rather they chose from a menu and expected it to be served up ready-cooked."

Separatism: Did Everyone Miss a Global Trend of a Different Kind?

Separatism: Did Everyone Miss a Global Trend of a Different Kind?

Is it possible the building block of the modern world was crumbling beneath our feet when we thought a new global order was taking shape?

C.S. Lewis’ ‘Lost’ Parable on the Meaning of Christmas
Why Pearl Harbor Could Happen Again

Why Pearl Harbor Could Happen Again

December 7th marks the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In reading through headlines, one concern keeps resurfacing.

Does God See Humans as His Children or His Servants?

Does God See Humans as His Children or His Servants?

The question gets to the heart of a fundamental theological difference between Christianity and Islam.

Using Campuses as Illegal Immigration Sanctuaries is a Bad Idea

Using Campuses as Illegal Immigration Sanctuaries is a Bad Idea

And the efforts are unlikely to withstand legal scrutiny. 

Why School Choice Won't Fix Education

Why School Choice Won't Fix Education

President-Elect Donald Trump has announced Betsy DeVos as his choice to head the U.S. Dept.of Education.

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.

Mike Rowe on the College President Who Ditched the Flag

Mike Rowe on the College President Who Ditched the Flag

Why is it that no one burns flags at trade schools?

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward? 

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

The last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors left a record of important life-lessons he learned from his adopted father. 

The Reason 3 in 4 Students Are Not Proficient in Civics
Christians Face Surge of Intolerance, Discrimination

Christians Face Surge of Intolerance, Discrimination

There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech.

‘Adulting’ School Founded to Teach Millennials How to Be Adults

‘Adulting’ School Founded to Teach Millennials How to Be Adults

We’ve failed to teach the next generation basic skills, and now it’s becoming a problem.

Can America Revive the Idea of a Day of Rest?

Can America Revive the Idea of a Day of Rest?

Would we all benefit from returning to a weekly day of rest?

JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

John F. Kennedy was killed before he could deliver the speech, but its words carry a message Americans need to hear.

Should Schools Be Teaching Public Speaking?

Should Schools Be Teaching Public Speaking?

Is it possible that the multiple protests on college campuses are an outgrowth from the lack of public speaking instruction in schools?

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization
Will the Surge of Support for Free Speech on Campus Make a Difference?

Will the Surge of Support for Free Speech on Campus Make a Difference?

There is a well-entrenched idea among many college leaders that free speech is good but must be  “balanced” with other considerations.

Readers Explain What Trump’s Win Means for America

Readers Explain What Trump’s Win Means for America

We asked readers what the 2016 election meant for America's future and that of the West. Here is what a few of you told us.

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