The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

What's the Best Way to Deal with a 'Political Animal'?

G. K. Chesterton's life offers an example.

Rome Burned and Nero Lost His Empire – What Will Happen to Europe this Century?
Thinking About What’s Right in America

Thinking About What’s Right in America

Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future.

Jordan Peterson and the Unknown God

Jordan Peterson and the Unknown God

To some, Jordan Peterson is a breath of fresh air. To others, a guru. Many find him and his ideas to be dangerous. Still others see him as a sign of the times. In a sense, they’re all right.

The Brilliant Reason This School Decided to ‘Cancel’ Christmas

The Brilliant Reason This School Decided to ‘Cancel’ Christmas

It seems there’s always some Grinch that wants to ruin Christmas every year.

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

The danger with popularizing socialism is that it sounds reasonable, but it never works.

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Our Ignorance of Socialism Is Dangerous

Are Americans who admire the world’s most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid?

Seasteading: The Path Out of Disunity and Bloodshed?

Seasteading: The Path Out of Disunity and Bloodshed?

Why do the nations rage? I don't know. Maybe because they're out of ammo culturally.

The Easiest Holiday Gift that Everyone Really Wants

The Easiest Holiday Gift that Everyone Really Wants

Go ahead. Make someone’s day.

An Acute Outbreak of Moralitis

An Acute Outbreak of Moralitis

A UK perspective on the rise of moralitis and the hypocrisy which accompanies it.

Why Democratic Socialists Could Never Produce the Instant Pot

Why Democratic Socialists Could Never Produce the Instant Pot

Like most new inventions, after the fact, the Instant Pot might seem like a mere technological accomplishment. Why couldn’t socialist planners mobilize scientists and do the same thing?

Can Patriotism and Nationalism Co-exist?

Can Patriotism and Nationalism Co-exist?

Can a patriot be a nationalist and vice versa? If not, why not?

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

Many people this holiday season will experience the joy of attending a local performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

Unfortunately, the wounds of the '60s have not healed with the graying of the 1968 generation.

Hillary Clinton: Conservatives Were Right on Mass Migration

Hillary Clinton: Conservatives Were Right on Mass Migration

She has conceded the essence of the rightist—and, by the way, centrist—critique of the open-borders approach to immigration.

A Transit of Common Sense

A Transit of Common Sense

Therapists and journalists are beginning to question the wisdom of putting children on the transgender path.

High School Students Claim Ignorance Should Not Be Used Against Them in Exam Scores

High School Students Claim Ignorance Should Not Be Used Against Them in Exam Scores

Students are turning their own ignorance into an excuse for victimhood.

Surviving The Woke Workplace

Surviving The Woke Workplace

Companies are forever wanting to do “team-building,” but everything about the woke workplace compels those with any common sense to consider everyone around them a potential threat.

The New York Times Reveals the Horrors of Capitalism—By Showing China’s State-Run Hospitals

The New York Times Reveals the Horrors of Capitalism—By Showing China’s State-Run Hospitals

If the Times had visited one of China’s many private hospitals, they would have found something quite different from the chaos depicted in China’s public health care facilities.

One Simple Way to Recognize if Someone is Living a Life of Truth

One Simple Way to Recognize if Someone is Living a Life of Truth

“We did not create or fashion ourselves, and we did not get to where we are in life by ourselves. So living in gratitude is living in truth.” Living out of ingratitude is living a lie.

The Tragedy of the European Family

The Tragedy of the European Family

Why precisely, is the family dead or dying in Europe and the west?

My America, 1620

My America, 1620

We all know the story. But in November 2018, we would do well to remember all of this not with mere nostalgia, but with moral intent.

The Best Way to Fight Political Hysteria

The Best Way to Fight Political Hysteria

Culture is always filled with political hysteria and overblown fears.

The Christian Quote that Everyone Takes out of Context

The Christian Quote that Everyone Takes out of Context

It comes from Oscar Wilde's play, "A Woman of No Importance."

Widow Explains Why Assisted Suicide Can Be Harder on the Family Than Natural Death

Widow Explains Why Assisted Suicide Can Be Harder on the Family Than Natural Death

There's a major difference for family members experiencing natural death vs. assisted suicide.

Three Reasons America Should Have Stayed Out of World War I

Three Reasons America Should Have Stayed Out of World War I

Veterans Day commemorates the end of World War I. The United States intervened in that war to save its British and French allies. Should America have stayed out?  

Why the Great War Matters Today

Why the Great War Matters Today

World War I and its subsequent peace agreements brought consequences that even today haunt our lives.

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

Of all the disturbing developments in culture and ideas over the last several years few have been more disturbing than the reemergence of communism and socialism.  

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