The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Building Walls for Protection is Not Immoral or Unchristian

Building Walls for Protection is Not Immoral or Unchristian

The pope and many others fail to make a distinction between a wall designed to keep people in and a wall built to keep people out. 

Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents

Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents

Whistleblower Edward Snowden recently popped up and offered his take on the presidential election. 

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

I’m convinced our higher education system has lost just about every shred of common sense it had.

Why Schools Should Teach Rational Discourse

Why Schools Should Teach Rational Discourse

We might see safe spaces disappear if we did...

Why Big Media Got Trump and Brexit So Wrong

Why Big Media Got Trump and Brexit So Wrong

Big Media has become part of the political/celebrity bubble and tends to forget that journalism is meant to be an “outsider” activity.

Is Trump the New Constantine?

Is Trump the New Constantine?

Western civilisation is facing huge threats, from within and without. And apparently the one powerful emerging leader is no saint.


 

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

A culturally literate person knows the Bible...

Is the Price of a Republic Constant Discord?

Is the Price of a Republic Constant Discord?

If so, what are the benefits?

The Last Hurrah of Old, White America?

The Last Hurrah of Old, White America?

In desperation, old, white America seeks a strong man to upend the current order, to preserve their vision of America.

6 Reasons We’re in Trouble No Matter Who Becomes President

6 Reasons We’re in Trouble No Matter Who Becomes President

The next president will have a monumental task. Can Americans leave the vitriol of the campaign behind?

Students Reject Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy Mentality

Students Reject Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy Mentality

Is it possible that young people would both do and feel better about themselves if we quit trying to make everyone equal across the board?

Can You Name America’s First Presidents?

Can You Name America’s First Presidents?

Many college students can't even name Thomas Jefferson as one of them.

Carl Schmitt: The Philosopher of Conflict

Carl Schmitt: The Philosopher of Conflict

He was a friend and colleague of Heidegger.

C.S. Lewis Explains How Governments Create ‘Tame Human Animals’

C.S. Lewis Explains How Governments Create ‘Tame Human Animals’

A ‘freeborn mind’ results in a richer and happier life, Lewis argued. But he saw that vanishing in modern society.

Is Loneliness Driving People to Eat Out More?

Is Loneliness Driving People to Eat Out More?

The increase in spending at restaurants may tell us something about the state of our society.

The Myth of the Disappearing Book

The Myth of the Disappearing Book

Books are not going anywhere. But the myth that they are disappearing is likely to endure. 

What Are We? Answering the Riddle of Mankind

What Are We? Answering the Riddle of Mankind

Are humans simply clever apes who follow our instincts in order to gratify our material needs? Or are we something more? 

Jordan Peterson: Univ. Laying Groundwork to 'Take Action Against Me'

Jordan Peterson: Univ. Laying Groundwork to 'Take Action Against Me'

Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, won’t use the pronouns “zie” or “hir,” and it could cost him his job.

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back. 

Three Cheers for the Industrial Revolution–and the Fossil Fuels that Drove it

Three Cheers for the Industrial Revolution–and the Fossil Fuels that Drove it

The Industrial Revolution, and the fossil fuels that powered it, contributed to the liberation of humankind.

A Case Against Frumpiness

A Case Against Frumpiness

Instead of reflexively defending the frumpy look, do we need to rationally consider the messages that such clothes convey about us to others?

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Is it possible that the next generation is on the verge of accepting today’s political opinions as historical fact?

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Not just anyone is allowed to participate in Halloween.

Poll: Voters Ignorant On Issues That Affect Them

Poll: Voters Ignorant On Issues That Affect Them

A poll of 700 people revealed that many voters lack a basic understanding on many key issues.

Justice Clarence Thomas On Why Our Government is ‘Broken’

Justice Clarence Thomas On Why Our Government is ‘Broken’

'Rather than confront the disagreements and the differences of opinion, we’ll just simply annihilate the person who disagrees.' 

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

If, as most Americans believe, a border fence is not justified, then neither is the current system of visa policies.

Why Did the Sexual Revolution Happen?

Why Did the Sexual Revolution Happen?

It may sound naïve, but it’s a good question, and one to which historians, sociologists and philosophers need to put their mind. 

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.

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