The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

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.

Why Most People Today Are Acting Rather Than Thinking

Why Most People Today Are Acting Rather Than Thinking

Alexis de Tocqueville offers some insight.

‘Sweet Land of Liberty’: Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

‘Sweet Land of Liberty’: Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

Kaepernick is exercising more than his right to free speech.

The Greatest Generation? What Malarkey!

The Greatest Generation? What Malarkey!

America’s so-called Greatest Generation is great only in comparison to the rubbish that followed them, which frankly and literally they begat.

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

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?

The ‘Feel Good’ Approach is Not Working for Churches
Can We Restore Dignity to Our Degraded Times?

Can We Restore Dignity to Our Degraded Times?

It seems clear to me that both presidential candidates have committed grave wrongs in their treatment of women.

In Defense of Chores

In Defense of Chores

Chores cement children as part of the household and part of the family while giving them skills they will use throughout life.

Freedom Comes at a Price–And We Don’t Want to Pay It

Freedom Comes at a Price–And We Don’t Want to Pay It

Plebeians of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your liberty.

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

John King is advocating for more civics education. But are his reasons for it flawed?

‘Unhappily Unmarrieds’ – Are There More Than We Realize?

‘Unhappily Unmarrieds’ – Are There More Than We Realize?

"For me, the concept of being ‘happily unmarried’ doesn’t exist. It’s just a self-protection mechanism against sadness and rejection."

C.S. Lewis: 3 Reasons Why Students Should Read Old Books

C.S. Lewis: 3 Reasons Why Students Should Read Old Books

"We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."

Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die

Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die

We have a world of knowledge at our fingertips, and not many are partaking.

Americans are Embracing Bad Government Because They Don’t Know History

Americans are Embracing Bad Government Because They Don’t Know History

Amazing what propaganda combined with a lack of knowledge can do...

The Absurdity of Political Correctness Has Reached New Heights
Is the Government Too Involved in Child-Rearing?

Is the Government Too Involved in Child-Rearing?

“I didn’t set out to be a radical, I just wanted my kids swaddled at day care.”

America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men

America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men

Never before in American history have so many men done absolutely nothing.

When Virtue Becomes a Death Warrant

When Virtue Becomes a Death Warrant

Tacitus said it was a mark of a decadent society - have we reached that?

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Cloudy and ambiguous language can be ethically perilous.

Is the UN Sweeping Israel’s History Under the Rug?

Is the UN Sweeping Israel’s History Under the Rug?

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.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Death of Human Dignity

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Death of Human Dignity

If you’re looking for evidence that respect for human dignity is gone, look no further than the 2016 election cycle.

Holocaust Survivor Warns How Societies Make Monsters

Holocaust Survivor Warns How Societies Make Monsters

"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."

Princeton Prof: Why it’s Dangerous to Overlook the Past

Princeton Prof: Why it’s Dangerous to Overlook the Past

“I know that there are people who tell us contemptuously that always there are croakers who look always to the past...."

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

Donald Trump’s call for a wall on America’s southern border is part of a global trend.

Why There Are No Kids' Menus in Italy
U.S. Kids Can't Compete Globally in Financial Knowledge

U.S. Kids Can't Compete Globally in Financial Knowledge

In the most recent PISA exam American students ranked between eight and 12 out of 18 countries, measuring below other developed nations like itself.

Were Native Americans the First Conservationists?

Were Native Americans the First Conservationists?

The impression that American Indians were guided by a unique environmental ethic goes way back. But is it accurate?

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Today marks the 445th anniversary of Christendom’s pivotal victory over the Ottoman Empire.

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