Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.
Alexis de Tocqueville offers some insight.
Kaepernick is exercising more than his right to free speech.
America’s so-called Greatest Generation is great only in comparison to the rubbish that followed them, which frankly and literally they begat.
Can we be said to be using a phrase incorrectly if it has assumed a new meaning by being repeatedly used in a certain way?
Time for a new model?
It seems clear to me that both presidential candidates have committed grave wrongs in their treatment of women.
Chores cement children as part of the household and part of the family while giving them skills they will use throughout life.
Plebeians of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your liberty.
John King is advocating for more civics education. But are his reasons for it flawed?
"For me, the concept of being ‘happily unmarried’ doesn’t exist. It’s just a self-protection mechanism against sadness and rejection."
"We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."
We have a world of knowledge at our fingertips, and not many are partaking.
Amazing what propaganda combined with a lack of knowledge can do...
Theatre of the absurd at its finest.
“I didn’t set out to be a radical, I just wanted my kids swaddled at day care.”
Never before in American history have so many men done absolutely nothing.
Tacitus said it was a mark of a decadent society - have we reached that?
Cloudy and ambiguous language can be ethically perilous.
Israel and the UN have not been what one could call “chummy” in recent history. And they’re not likely to grow any closer after today, either.
If you’re looking for evidence that respect for human dignity is gone, look no further than the 2016 election cycle.
"When we present man as an automaton of reflexes, as a mind-machine... we feed the nihilism to which modern man is, in any case, prone."
“I know that there are people who tell us contemptuously that always there are croakers who look always to the past...."
Donald Trump’s call for a wall on America’s southern border is part of a global trend.
It makes sense.
In the most recent PISA exam American students ranked between eight and 12 out of 18 countries, measuring below other developed nations like itself.
The impression that American Indians were guided by a unique environmental ethic goes way back. But is it accurate?
Today marks the 445th anniversary of Christendom’s pivotal victory over the Ottoman Empire.