The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

We Need to Stop Assuming Progress Is Always Positive

We Need to Stop Assuming Progress Is Always Positive

How did we ever come to the assumption that society progresses as it moves along?

The Battle Between Something and Nothing

The Battle Between Something and Nothing

There need be no cultural war when one of the contenders fails to show up, supposing that he still exists.

Moral Education From Birmingham Jail

Moral Education From Birmingham Jail

“Letter from a Birmingham Jail” rests on a basis that most modern people, especially the educated, reject.

One Reason for Donald Trump’s Success

One Reason for Donald Trump’s Success

Many progressives spend so much time bashing the president and criticizing our country that their relationship with America and Americans comes across as loveless.

Seattle’s Happiness Problem

Seattle’s Happiness Problem

Does woke culture use poverty and homelessness as a cover and justification to discuss its complaints with First World problems?

What Teaching in China Taught Me About Religious Freedom

What Teaching in China Taught Me About Religious Freedom

The difference between "preaching" and answering religious questions from a roomful of people is pretty much up to the interpretation of the Chinese communists.

The Impulses Driving Transgender 'Vandals'

The Impulses Driving Transgender 'Vandals'

Scholar and author Anthony Esolen explains the deeper causes underpinning transgenderism.

When Sport Conquers Iranian Politics

When Sport Conquers Iranian Politics

Three prominent Iranian athletes have defected to the West in recent months. How many more will break with the tyranny in Tehran?

Christianity and Socialism: Are They Really Alike?

Christianity and Socialism: Are They Really Alike?

Even as a young socialist Chesterton had his doubts about both socialism itself and the depth of its connection to early Christianity.

What's Driving America's Suicide Problem?

What's Driving America's Suicide Problem?

“Why Is America So Depressed?” was one of the first headlines I saw as I jumped back into work after the holidays.

Why Americans Fear Trial by Jury

Why Americans Fear Trial by Jury

Draconian punishments for minor acts and politicized prosecutors have brought faith in the justice system crashing down.

A New Year’s Chat With the Devil

A New Year’s Chat With the Devil

Indulging in the Auld Lang Syne cliché is not unique to humans. The spirit world does the same...

Too Young? Too Old? What Age Restrictions Reveal About Our Humanity

Too Young? Too Old? What Age Restrictions Reveal About Our Humanity

We seek to protect the bodies of human beings while at the same time we often neglect teaching morality and nurturing the spirit.

Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s 'Person of the Year'

Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s 'Person of the Year'

By naming Greta Thunberg, Time is presenting a perfect postmodern archetype. Her story expresses well postmodernity’s rejection of Western Christian civilization.

There's No Relief in Euthanasia

There's No Relief in Euthanasia

Embracing suffering, learning from it, and enduring it, benefits not only those we love, but ourselves as well.

The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Facial Surveillance Scheme

The Trump Administration’s Dangerous Facial Surveillance Scheme

DHS wants to photograph every international traveler and run it through ID recognition technology. That's a horrible idea.

The Anti-Feminist Message Hidden in ‘Little Women’

The Anti-Feminist Message Hidden in ‘Little Women’

This passage seems to be overlooked when creating "Little Women" for the feminist mind.

Christmas After Communism: One Man’s Story

Christmas After Communism: One Man’s Story

When Chambers rejected the Communist philosophy of faith in man and embraced faith in God, he had what he viewed as his first Christmas.

Rose Wilder Lane: Pioneer of Educational Freedom

Rose Wilder Lane: Pioneer of Educational Freedom

The daughter of Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder, baby Rose, grew up to become an outspoken critic of Roosevelt’s New Deal, Social Security, and other government programs she felt disempowered individuals and gave greater authority to the state.

Who Heeds America’s Shadow Children?

Who Heeds America’s Shadow Children?

All life is precious, but more kids are waiting for adoption and a third who age out of foster care end up homeless.

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: What a Different Era

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: What a Different Era

The first President's humility, faith, and outlook stand in stark contrast to the politicians of our time. 

The Deep State: The Headless Fourth Branch of Government

The Deep State: The Headless Fourth Branch of Government

The fourth branch of government is headless, responsible to no one, and impossible to hold accountable. 

I Left England Because of Socialized Medicine. My Life Depended on It.
Kanye West, Chic-Fil-A, and the Age of Authenticity

Kanye West, Chic-Fil-A, and the Age of Authenticity

Chic-fil-A's recent decision causes some to question its authenticity to Christians and to LGBT+ groups. 

The Rise and Rise of Modest Fashion

The Rise and Rise of Modest Fashion

Why is it that attitudes, after the laissez faire ones of the sixties and onward, now may be changing?

Education Is Not About Your 'Lived Reality'

Education Is Not About Your 'Lived Reality'

Education is not about political influence, but about responsible freedom through a well-developed mind. 

The Secular Religion of Socialism

The Secular Religion of Socialism

Socialism is more than political. It's a secular religion. 

‘Now I Know What Freedom Is’: One Young Man’s Escape From North Korea

‘Now I Know What Freedom Is’: One Young Man’s Escape From North Korea

People who espouse communism and socialism might want to take a closer look at the story of this North Korean refugee.

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