The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Rights and Political Revolution: When is Violence Justified?

Rights and Political Revolution: When is Violence Justified?

Human rights can be a polarizing topic in modern political discourse. So where do rights come from, and how do modern views of rights differ from those of the Founders? 

Just 18% of Universities Require Students to Take an American History Course to Graduate

Just 18% of Universities Require Students to Take an American History Course to Graduate

As Americans celebrate the 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect on just how little college students know...

Is the Inability to ‘Adult’ Driving the Teen Summer Job Decline?

Is the Inability to ‘Adult’ Driving the Teen Summer Job Decline?

Teen summer employment has experienced a dramatic drop in the last 30 years.

Mexico Begins Its Own Trek to Hell

Mexico Begins Its Own Trek to Hell

There is no doubt that Mexico is going to experience a big transformation after December 2018.

How Early America Overcame Unrest and Cultural Diversity
Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Do America's Reading Habits Explain Today's Lack of Clear Thinking? (See Chart)

Of the hours Americans devote to free time, one area in particular is rather shortchanged.

Miss Manners Rescues Civilization: A Forlorn Hope

Miss Manners Rescues Civilization: A Forlorn Hope

Americans have terrible manners online and in the media. But the strange thing is, many of us don't misbehave this way in our every day lives. What gives?

Coming to a Nation Near You, Starbucks Racial Bias Training

Coming to a Nation Near You, Starbucks Racial Bias Training

We must fight the evil of racism. However, could its current expression be the result of a society that is now too focused on the individual over community?

What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur If Maxine Waters, Others Got Their Way With Mob Justice

The constitutional system the Founding Fathers built is strong, but it can’t survive when citizens en masse are ready to come to blows with one another on a semipermanent basis.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Hits the PC Guillotine

Laura Ingalls Wilder Hits the PC Guillotine

If the PC craziness can topple Laura Ingalls Wilder, then it can topple just about anything.

Americans Are Increasingly Revealing Their Self-absorption in Their Clothing

Americans Are Increasingly Revealing Their Self-absorption in Their Clothing

We might go a long way in diminishing society’s troubling attitudes of flippancy and self-absorption if we stop to consider the ways in which we ourselves send the same messages.

Pew: 3 in 4 Americans Have Trouble Discerning Between Fact and Opinion

Pew: 3 in 4 Americans Have Trouble Discerning Between Fact and Opinion

A new Pew Research quiz shows that many Americans can't tell the difference between fact and opinion. Can you?

The Dream and the Nightmare of Globalization

The Dream and the Nightmare of Globalization

What would become the globalized project was predicated on lots of flawed, but unquestioned assumptions.

Mises' Observations on the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Mises' Observations on the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.

Thank God Trump Isn’t a Foreign Policy Expert

Thank God Trump Isn’t a Foreign Policy Expert

This is yet another sign of the dawning of a new era of American politics; this is the return of actual political life.

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain—both of whom authorities believe took their own life—it’s easy to wonder if an epidemic of suicide is upon us.

Will Durant on How the Socialism of Imperial Rome Ushered in Feudalism

Will Durant on How the Socialism of Imperial Rome Ushered in Feudalism

Socialism isn't new; it was even wrecking economies back in Ancient Rome.

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

"They're not asked to do anything to contribute to a neighborhood or family or community," Lewis told NPR. "And that really erodes their sense of self-worth."

Why People in the UK (and U.S. Media) Should Go Back and Read John Milton’s 'Areopagitikos'

Why People in the UK (and U.S. Media) Should Go Back and Read John Milton’s 'Areopagitikos'

Tommy’s Robinson’s imprisonment reveals that free speech no longer holds the exalted status it once held in the Western world.

Doctor Explains Why Parents Shouldn’t Encourage Boys to Play with Dolls

Doctor Explains Why Parents Shouldn’t Encourage Boys to Play with Dolls

Encouraging boys to embrace girl toys and behaviors is growing in popularity, particularly with rising interest in gender neutral child-rearing. But is it the best move for boys?

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.

5 Financial Benefits Singles are Missing by Being Single

5 Financial Benefits Singles are Missing by Being Single

On a purely selfish level, is marriage still worth the struggle and fuss?

How the Church of Climate Change Resembles a (Deadly) Cult

How the Church of Climate Change Resembles a (Deadly) Cult

Doomsday is not around the corner; doomsday is in the heads of those who have swigged the climate-change Kool-Aid.

Politicized Classrooms Are a Problem. But Are State Legislatures Really the Solution?

Politicized Classrooms Are a Problem. But Are State Legislatures Really the Solution?

Efforts are underway to address the problem of politicized classrooms in our public schools.

Yale Student Explains Why It’s Necessary to Encourage Two-Parent Families

Yale Student Explains Why It’s Necessary to Encourage Two-Parent Families

Rob Henderson overcame the odds of broken homes and foster care and graduated from Yale. His experiences have convinced him that two parents are essential to the well-being of children.

What Getting Out of Bed in the Morning Can Teach Us About Success and Human Nature

What Getting Out of Bed in the Morning Can Teach Us About Success and Human Nature

In his 'Meditations,' Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius observed that a key to growth is training ourselves to do the things we don't wish to do.

Patriotism: Why So Many Intellectuals Can’t Understand It

Patriotism: Why So Many Intellectuals Can’t Understand It

Sam Haselby says this “should be the end times” for American patriotism. Yet the opposite seems to be happening, and he can’t understand why.

The Intellectual Absurdity of Championing Diversity While Condemning 'Cultural Appropriation'

The Intellectual Absurdity of Championing Diversity While Condemning 'Cultural Appropriation'

It’s not cultural appropriation, it’s “cultural appreciation.”

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