Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
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.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden recently popped up and offered his take on the presidential election.
I’m convinced our higher education system has lost just about every shred of common sense it had.
We might see safe spaces disappear if we did...
Big Media has become part of the political/celebrity bubble and tends to forget that journalism is meant to be an “outsider” activity.
Western civilisation is facing huge threats, from within and without. And apparently the one powerful emerging leader is no saint.
A culturally literate person knows the Bible...
If so, what are the benefits?
In desperation, old, white America seeks a strong man to upend the current order, to preserve their vision of America.
The next president will have a monumental task. Can Americans leave the vitriol of the campaign behind?
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?
Many college students can't even name Thomas Jefferson as one of them.
He was a friend and colleague of Heidegger.
A ‘freeborn mind’ results in a richer and happier life, Lewis argued. But he saw that vanishing in modern society.
The increase in spending at restaurants may tell us something about the state of our society.
Books are not going anywhere. But the myth that they are disappearing is likely to endure.
Are humans simply clever apes who follow our instincts in order to gratify our material needs? Or are we something more?
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.
The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back.
The Industrial Revolution, and the fossil fuels that powered it, contributed to the liberation of humankind.
Instead of reflexively defending the frumpy look, do we need to rationally consider the messages that such clothes convey about us to others?
Is it possible that the next generation is on the verge of accepting today’s political opinions as historical fact?
Not just anyone is allowed to participate in Halloween.
A poll of 700 people revealed that many voters lack a basic understanding on many key issues.
'Rather than confront the disagreements and the differences of opinion, we’ll just simply annihilate the person who disagrees.'
If, as most Americans believe, a border fence is not justified, then neither is the current system of visa policies.
It may sound naïve, but it’s a good question, and one to which historians, sociologists and philosophers need to put their mind.
A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.