The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

How to Respond to the Incel Movement

How to Respond to the Incel Movement

Incels (Involuntary Celibate men) are both examples and victims of the victim-based identity politics that pervades our culture.

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

Do women and young girls need to realize that being a wife and a mother is not a life of drudgery and oblivion?

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

Was the 8th grade education of the past just as challenging academically, if not more so, than that which happens in today's college classrooms?

Why Mike Rowe’s Newest Show Is an Antidote to Our Toxic Culture

Why Mike Rowe’s Newest Show Is an Antidote to Our Toxic Culture

Returning the Favor is Mr. Rowe’s newest show, created in 2017, and celebrating, instead of the blue-collar worker, the common volunteer.

7 Basic Things All Parents Should Teach Their Children

7 Basic Things All Parents Should Teach Their Children

While it’s worthwhile to explore the pros and cons of attachment parenting, Tiger Moms, or free-range concepts, do we get too caught up in these theories? And in so doing, do we forget the basics every parent should pass on to a child in order to ensure that he or she becomes a flourishing adult?

Marcus Aurelius on How to Turn Around a Rotten Day

Marcus Aurelius on How to Turn Around a Rotten Day

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius believed that battling reality was futile.

Why Joanna Gaines’ New Book Has Soared to the Top of the Bestseller List

Why Joanna Gaines’ New Book Has Soared to the Top of the Bestseller List

Some of this is likely due to Joanna Gaines’ celebrity status. But after looking through her cookbook, I can’t help but wonder if there’s something more than popularity generating the chart-topping sales.

Most Americans Can’t Answer These Four Civics Questions… Here’s One Reason Why

Most Americans Can’t Answer These Four Civics Questions… Here’s One Reason Why

Those who fail to understand the principles upon which our government is founded risk losing their freedoms.

Journalist: Public Schools Are Designed to Create ‘Standardized’ Children (and Modern Evidence Suggests They Do)

Journalist: Public Schools Are Designed to Create ‘Standardized’ Children (and Modern Evidence Suggests They Do)

"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all..."

Why Students Need to Nature Today More Than Ever

Why Students Need to Nature Today More Than Ever

Part of the growing process is not simply taking risks and enduring obstacles.

Alfie Evans, and the Value of a Single Human Life

Alfie Evans, and the Value of a Single Human Life

The most obvious issue is this: “What is the meaning and value of a single human life?”

Why America Can’t Figure Out Melania’s Confident Fashion Statements

Why America Can’t Figure Out Melania’s Confident Fashion Statements

The first state dinner hosted by the Trumps was received with great pomp, circumstance, and, per usual, titter over the little details. Perhaps not surprisingly, it was First Lady Melania Trump’s fashion choices that generated a lot of attention.

Imperialism Is Baked into America’s (Progressive) DNA

Imperialism Is Baked into America’s (Progressive) DNA

Our heritage of foreign intervention is a new one, an innovation introduced by the progressives. To imagine a clean and humane progressivism is, simply, a fool’s errand. There is no such thing as a non-racist and non-imperialist progressivism…

Why Every Woman Should Read Barbara Bush’s 1990 Commencement Speech

Why Every Woman Should Read Barbara Bush’s 1990 Commencement Speech

Is it time to return to the wisdom Barbara Bush presented at Wellesley so many years ago?

4 Steps to Ensure Children Become Well-Adjusted Adults

4 Steps to Ensure Children Become Well-Adjusted Adults

"The culture of the group of which your child is a part growing up will be the culture he or she adopts as their own."

Andrew McCabe Lied. So Will the FBI Apply the Same Rules Against Him That It Applies to All of Us?

Andrew McCabe Lied. So Will the FBI Apply the Same Rules Against Him That It Applies to All of Us?

If the Department of Justice no longer believes in the rule of law, the whole notion of America is turned on its head.

New Documentary Explains Why Young People Aren’t Getting Married

New Documentary Explains Why Young People Aren’t Getting Married

“The Dating Project” follows the lives of several men and women who range in age from late teens to forties. All of them are single. All of them would like to get married. And all of them are rather stymied over how to move from single to married.

Social Justice: When good becomes evil?

Social Justice: When good becomes evil?

In their effort to right wrongs, the Social Justice warriors often commit the very evil they are attempting to erase.

The 3 Basic Ingredients Needed for Life Happiness

The 3 Basic Ingredients Needed for Life Happiness

One of the overarching desires in life – whether we admit it or not – is to simply be happy. We know it’s not always feasible or realistic, yet it’s something we desire on some level—for ourselves, our spouses, and most especially, our children.

The Mr. Rogers-ification of Christianity

The Mr. Rogers-ification of Christianity

In modern American culture, Christianity is admirable so long as it is reduced to a series of vague, humanistic platitudes.

Debate Tournament Becomes Safe Space for Women Only

Debate Tournament Becomes Safe Space for Women Only

As debate director Helen Morgan-Parmett explained, "'There is also a lot of sexual predation that happens in the debate community.'"

Not All Smart Girls Need to Go to College

Not All Smart Girls Need to Go to College

It’s all well and good to praise a girl for being a success in school, but when we do so, we should also consider the message it sends to her.

Why Manners and Respect Classes Are Back (and a Big Hit with Children)

Why Manners and Respect Classes Are Back (and a Big Hit with Children)

Three reasons kids seem to revel in learning good manners.

Mike Rowe Hits Hard for Fatherhood

Mike Rowe Hits Hard for Fatherhood

It’s the parents who have changed. It’s the parents who have put their own happiness above the best interests of their kids.

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Is a Totalitarian’s Dream Come True. Are We Far Behind?

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Is a Totalitarian’s Dream Come True. Are We Far Behind?

China’s rating scheme is the latest and most expansive effort by central planners to use government to encourage good behavior.

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 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?

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