The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Mall of America officials announced they will not participate in the Black Friday creep which has overtaken Thanksgiving.

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

A recently published study revealed that young women have experienced an alarming uptick in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and poor mental health.

Before Indiana Jones came Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

Before Indiana Jones came Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

The image of the Orientalist-hero that he pioneered not only endured but grew into a celebrated and symbolic archetype of Western culture.

Our IQs Are Shrinking (A Lot), Study Finds

Our IQs Are Shrinking (A Lot), Study Finds

A study found that IQs in Western nations have dropped more than one point per decade since the Victorian Era.

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

All candidates should be put to this ancient 3-prong test.

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Has throwing out history, memorization, and difficult books crippled students by not giving them the tools upon which they can build their thoughts?

‘Scared’ Prof Blasts Political Correctness

‘Scared’ Prof Blasts Political Correctness

He is being called a bigot for refusing to use genderless pronouns.

Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Is the decline of basic skills knowledge driving the stagnation in schools?

Is Anyone Else Confused About the Hijab?

Is Anyone Else Confused About the Hijab?

People can’t seem to figure out if the hijab should be celebrated as a symbol of diversity or condemned as a symbol of female oppression.

Professor: Voting Should Be Restricted to Those With Knowledge

Professor: Voting Should Be Restricted to Those With Knowledge

Could an alternative political system called epistocracy solve our problems?

Should Female Chess Champions Be Forced to Wear a Hijab?

Should Female Chess Champions Be Forced to Wear a Hijab?

They'll have to at the 2017 chess championship in Iran.

Students are Clueless about the Holocaust

Students are Clueless about the Holocaust

A man-on-the-street video shows just how bad this cluelessness is.

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

"‘I henceforth shall be referred to as: 'His Majesty, Grant Strobl.'"

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Simple wisdom that's relevant for our time.

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

British professor Dennis Hayes believes that there is one thing that can transform education.
 

Political Correctness: Word Police Want More Than Your Words

Political Correctness: Word Police Want More Than Your Words

Controlling language was not the ultimate goal of Newspeak in Orwell’s universe.

Man Wearing Trump Hat Beaten By Mob in California

Man Wearing Trump Hat Beaten By Mob in California

Watch a man wearing a a "Make American Great Again" hat get cornered, beaten, and chased by a mob.

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

Jane Austen's Marianne Dashwood is a perfect example of today's society, whose every action seems to hinge on an emotional outbreak.  

How Last Night's Debate Proved the Dumbing Down of America is Real

How Last Night's Debate Proved the Dumbing Down of America is Real

Like many Americans, I tuned in last night to catch part of the first presidential debate.

Was Plato Liberal or Totalitarian?

Was Plato Liberal or Totalitarian?

A professor of philosophy explains.

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

A famous description of barbarians suggests modern parallels.

Famous Educator: Schools Have Become 'Intellectually Chaotic'

Famous Educator: Schools Have Become 'Intellectually Chaotic'

Most schools have no idea what they're doing when it comes to curriculum.

McDonald’s Sacks 70 Accountants, Replaces Them With Foreign Workers

McDonald’s Sacks 70 Accountants, Replaces Them With Foreign Workers

America’s top fast food chain has fired 70 American accountants and replaced them with foreign workers, reports say.

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

A 9th grade teacher polled his class and found this answer.

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Scientific dogma, as well as religious dogma, presented challenges to Galileo's theory.

Is It Racist To Want Stricter Border Controls?

Is It Racist To Want Stricter Border Controls?

According to the New York Times, there is an underlying layer of racism driving Denmark's immigration policies.

Is European Civilization Vanishing Before Our Eyes?

Is European Civilization Vanishing Before Our Eyes?

The continent is witnessing an unprecedented population change.

Scholar: Schools Are Creating ‘Learned Barbarians’

Scholar: Schools Are Creating ‘Learned Barbarians’

The Rousseauian view of human nature is prevailing. 

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