Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
President-Elect Donald Trump has announced Betsy DeVos as his choice to head the U.S. Dept.of Education.
The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.
Why is it that no one burns flags at trade schools?
Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward?
The last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors left a record of important life-lessons he learned from his adopted father.
Yes, we're in trouble.
There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech.
We’ve failed to teach the next generation basic skills, and now it’s becoming a problem.
Would we all benefit from returning to a weekly day of rest?
John F. Kennedy was killed before he could deliver the speech, but its words carry a message Americans need to hear.
Is it possible that the multiple protests on college campuses are an outgrowth from the lack of public speaking instruction in schools?
Can the West be saved?
There is a well-entrenched idea among many college leaders that free speech is good but must be “balanced” with other considerations.
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.
Over the last 30 years, we’ve watched Congress cede vast responsibility to the executive branch.
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.
Christians are unable to speak freely. Religious freedom is under attack. Society is materialistic and immoral. Western civilisation is facing huge threats, from within and without. And apparently the one powerful emerging leader is no saint.
You’re thinking America 2016? No. Rome 312.
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.