Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
Despite the proliferation of the ad hominem, there are serious reasons it should be avoided. Here are five of them.
Perhaps the future isn’t as bleak as we’ve been led to believe.
In the modern world, C.S. Lewis argues in The Abolition of Man, we have trained the head and encouraged the heart, while neglecting the soul, the most important part of the person. As Lewis so scathingly puts it, we are producing men without chests.
Parents can glean a number of insights from Tolkien’s upbringing in the hopes of awakening some of the same hidden genius in their own offspring.
On Tuesday, August 7, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students to our seminar 'America's Founding Principles'.
Unless we are willing to open ourselves up to criticism and freely weigh, discuss, and consider the ideologies behind opposing viewpoints, will we not continue to relegate ourselves to a society where contention reigns supreme?
To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage.
As conductor, as composer, and as mass-media music educator, Bernstein made Western art music more than accessible: He made it understandable. And at the root of this understanding was his idea of faith.
New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."
Should we be looking to tech visionaries for life advice and personal guidance?
Civilizations have never truly appreciated the virtue of men like Socrates.
Happy World Population Day! Should we be worried about whether the earth can support us?
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?
As Americans celebrate the 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect on just how little college students know...
Teen summer employment has experienced a dramatic drop in the last 30 years.
There is no doubt that Mexico is going to experience a big transformation after December 2018.
They pulled through. Will we?
Of the hours Americans devote to free time, one area in particular is rather shortchanged.
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?
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?
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.
If the PC craziness can topple Laura Ingalls Wilder, then it can topple just about anything.
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.
A new Pew Research quiz shows that many Americans can't tell the difference between fact and opinion. Can you?
What would become the globalized project was predicated on lots of flawed, but unquestioned assumptions.
The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.
This is yet another sign of the dawning of a new era of American politics; this is the return of actual political life.
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.