The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Why Are Teenagers So Depressed?

Why Are Teenagers So Depressed?

As a young adult who has dealt with anxiety my whole life, I think I have a few explanations.

The Killing of the American White Male

The Killing of the American White Male

Why are so many American white men killing themselves and others? And what’s to be done about this phenomenon?

A Humanist as a Military Chaplain? Why It Doesn’t Work.

A Humanist as a Military Chaplain? Why It Doesn’t Work.

The Navy Times reports that the U.S. Navy has rejected the application of Jason Heap to become a Humanist chaplain.

A Generation of Visigoths: Neil Postman’s Graduation Speech 30 Years Later

A Generation of Visigoths: Neil Postman’s Graduation Speech 30 Years Later

The late NYU Professor Neil Postman said all people must choose whether to be an Athenian or a Visigoth. But how does one tell one from the other?

Genetics—Not Fancy Schools—Largely Determine Academic Success, Study Finds

Genetics—Not Fancy Schools—Largely Determine Academic Success, Study Finds

The surrounding environment has less to do with it than we've been told.

The Real Reason We Have Mass Shootings

The Real Reason We Have Mass Shootings

Gun ownership is not our problem.

Archaeology Is Revealing New Truths About Christianity's Origins

Archaeology Is Revealing New Truths About Christianity's Origins

Many Christians believe that Glastonbury is the site of the earliest church in Britain, allegedly founded in the first or second century by Joseph of Arimathea.

Should Teens Be Taught Parenting Skills?

Should Teens Be Taught Parenting Skills?

With two children in tow, another one on the way, and a great deal of time in the public eye, the Duchess of Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s foremost mothers.

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

It’s been 50 years since the Atlantic decried marriage as “a wretched institution”—and since then everything seems to have only gotten worse.

Socialists and Capitalists Alike See No Need to Protect the Traditional Family, Chesterton Argued

Socialists and Capitalists Alike See No Need to Protect the Traditional Family, Chesterton Argued

In 'What’s Wrong with the World,' G.K. Chesterton argued that capitalists and socialists alike show little interest in defending our most basic social unit.

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

Does our society need to revive the simple straightforwardness of cultivating rational creatures?

Motherhood: What Women Really Want (and Many Aren’t Getting)

Motherhood: What Women Really Want (and Many Aren’t Getting)

Today's society works overtime to proclaim its devotion to women and their right to be anything they want to be... but does it ignore a woman's foremost desire?

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

College students are very supportive of free speech protection... but only if it fits within their idea of diversity and inclusion.

What If Newspapers Reported the Real News about Human Progress?

What If Newspapers Reported the Real News about Human Progress?

We may fail to appreciate how much progress the world has made because the news is usually about bad and unusual things.

I Grew Up in a Communist System. Here’s What Americans Don’t Understand About Freedom

I Grew Up in a Communist System. Here’s What Americans Don’t Understand About Freedom

Only in a free-market system can we truly achieve individual liberty and human flourishing.

Working Mom: Stop Marginalizing Stay-at-Home Parenting

Working Mom: Stop Marginalizing Stay-at-Home Parenting

The idea that women have been freed from the chains of full-time motherhood to pursue more meaningful work is sexism disguised as enlightenment.

This 1835 Description of Europe Explains Modern America’s Agitation

This 1835 Description of Europe Explains Modern America’s Agitation

There's a major ingredient Americans have cast aside which may be causing today's chaos.

Euthanasia is Now Being Performed ... on Prisoners

Euthanasia is Now Being Performed ... on Prisoners

Eight prisoners have applied for medical aid in dying.

Millennial Males with Degrees are Getting Crushed in the Workplace (See Chart)

Millennial Males with Degrees are Getting Crushed in the Workplace (See Chart)

It's not the women getting the short end of the stick.

Bubble-Wrapping Children: School Bans Students from Touching Snow

Bubble-Wrapping Children: School Bans Students from Touching Snow

According to news reports, recent snowfalls led the head of the Jo Richardson Community School to decree that pupils were not allowed to have snowball fights, nor were they even allowed to touch the snow.

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

Telling others to 'get on the right side of history' is not just a form of intellectual bullying. It also reveals a tyrannical dimension to those who'd invoke the future to destroy the past.

Can a Return to Federalism Prevent a Second U.S. Civil War?

Can a Return to Federalism Prevent a Second U.S. Civil War?

A return to subsidiarity-style government might be America's best hope to survive. But will it be enough?

5 Reasons We Should Still Read Cicero

5 Reasons We Should Still Read Cicero

Cicero was far ahead of his time on the topic of private property.

Liberty is Meaningless without Responsibility

Liberty is Meaningless without Responsibility

Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.

Tech Exec Doomsday Preppers: Protecting Themselves from the Automation Monster They Created

Tech Exec Doomsday Preppers: Protecting Themselves from the Automation Monster They Created

Opinions and statistics vary as to how large an impact automation will have on the employment market. But many tech execs are taking no chances.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

College professors are realizing that their students don't know how to do anything beyond hooking up.

Why Does America Have a Second Amendment?

Why Does America Have a Second Amendment?

Prominent writers are calling for repeal of the Second Amendment. This invites an important question: Why do we have it in the first place?

The Education System Loves Promoting Anti-Bullying… Until Homeschoolers Do the Same

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