The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Religion and Cultural Friction: Are the Two Related?

Religion and Cultural Friction: Are the Two Related?

Lack of religion doesn’t really affect our quality of life today, does it?

The Dark History of Swedish Socialism

The Dark History of Swedish Socialism

Is Bernie wrong about peaceful Swedish socialism?

The End of the Electoral College Is Closer Than You Think

The End of the Electoral College Is Closer Than You Think

Did you know about the effort to undermine the electoral college? 

A Time of Deceit: Can Freedom of Speech Endure?

A Time of Deceit: Can Freedom of Speech Endure?

Is truth-telling, or even attempting that arduous task, becoming a vanishingly rare pursuit in America?

How to Make Friends as a Lonely Adult

How to Make Friends as a Lonely Adult

Friend matchmakers are now a thing. Why do we have so much trouble making friends on our own?

The Fall of the Wall and the Rise of Political Correctness

The Fall of the Wall and the Rise of Political Correctness

What might the Berlin Wall teach us about PC culture? 

Climategate: Ten Years Later

Climategate: Ten Years Later

If you've seen Al Gore's movie, you should temper its claims by learning about Climategate. 

Under Socialism the Worst Get on Top

Under Socialism the Worst Get on Top

The lessons of history and human nature should warn us against socialism. Millennials seem to be willfully ignorant of both. 

The 'OK Boomer' Meme Comes From a Place of Insecurity

The 'OK Boomer' Meme Comes From a Place of Insecurity

A society that has abandoned religion, as ours has done, also fears death, which in turn leads to contempt for older generations.

Bernie Sanders: ‘Thank God’ for Capitalism

Bernie Sanders: ‘Thank God’ for Capitalism

The quote is surprising but revealing. 

Do Troubles Inside the Catholic Church Mean Trouble for Us All?

Do Troubles Inside the Catholic Church Mean Trouble for Us All?

The Roman Catholic Church is changing its priesthood and inconsistently advocating for open borders for European countries, but not authoritative regimes. Should we be worried?

Parents, Your Kids Are More Flexible Than You Are

Parents, Your Kids Are More Flexible Than You Are

Perhaps we make parenting more complicated than we need to. 

Copycatting Melania Trump

Copycatting Melania Trump

Melania Trump is a model first lady. We can learn a lot from her humility. 

What the Death of ISIS Means for Us

What the Death of ISIS Means for Us

ISIS is dead, or at least severely wounded. But its ideas are alive. 

Socialism and the City: Is There a Connection?

Socialism and the City: Is There a Connection?

Seventy percent of millennials say they would likely vote for a socialist. Are cities to blame?

Can Royalty and Victimhood Co-Exist?

Can Royalty and Victimhood Co-Exist?

Does material luxury remove immaterial problems? 

Should Parents Be Paid?

Should Parents Be Paid?

Society will pay if we don't value parents; should we start now? 

How Children Learn the Humanity of Trade

How Children Learn the Humanity of Trade

Here's a great way to teach kids about markets. 

What the Left and Right Get Wrong About Immigration

What the Left and Right Get Wrong About Immigration

It's deeper than care for immigrants or concern for our borders. 

Biological Male Wins Women’s Cycling World Championship

Biological Male Wins Women’s Cycling World Championship

Is it an affront to society's ability to meaningfully assess female sport performance when biological men begin to compete? 

Are We Too Paranoid About Mass Shootings?

Are We Too Paranoid About Mass Shootings?

We're more likely to die in car crashes than by mass shooting. How does this impact the rationality of our fears? 

How We Colored Our Public Squares Red

How We Colored Our Public Squares Red

The atheistic social experiments are not societies. If we pretend they are, our future is red. 

Has Science Discovered a Cure for Obesity?

Has Science Discovered a Cure for Obesity?

Or at least a strategy? 

America: Ripe for Communist Revolution?

America: Ripe for Communist Revolution?

Are we on the verge of seeing the popularity of Democratic Socialism morph into the brave new world of Communism 2.0?

How Playing Boardgames Can Help Us Live Better Lives
Why We Love Spiderman

Why We Love Spiderman

It's more than shooting webs or super strength. 

Women Can’t Have It All

Women Can’t Have It All

Girls need to know that they have a choice when they stand on the threshold of adulthood, and that it’s perfectly acceptable to solely choose the so-called old-fashioned, unpopular way.

Why Are So Many Women Failing the Combat Fitness Test?

Why Are So Many Women Failing the Combat Fitness Test?

Only 16 percent of women can pass the Army's new Combat Fitness Test compared to 70 percent of men. Is this sexist? 

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