The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Men Drive Faster than Women… and it’s Okay to Acknowledge this Fact

Men Drive Faster than Women… and it’s Okay to Acknowledge this Fact

A new study on Uber drivers reveals some interesting differences about the sexes.

Why the World Needs Optimists

Why the World Needs Optimists

We certainly can’t force ourselves to be happy, but we don’t have to because that’s not what true optimism is about.

Effects of Immigration From Impoverished Nations

Effects of Immigration From Impoverished Nations

The answer varies considerably depending upon the circumstances and people affected, but some eye-opening patterns are present.

Is Direct Primary Care the Future of Medicine?

Is Direct Primary Care the Future of Medicine?

Would we experience better care, lower prices, and less intrusion by third parties if we brought the modern doctor back to the local community?

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

Today's Students Suffer from School Bell Tyranny

Today's Students Suffer from School Bell Tyranny

If we train children to operate as “machines,” then how can we expect them to behave with natural curiosity and excitement when it comes to learning?

The 10 Indicators of a True Gentleman

The 10 Indicators of a True Gentleman

Can true gentlemen exist in the #MeToo movement?

Jordan B. Peterson Is the Furthest Thing from the Alt-Right

Jordan B. Peterson Is the Furthest Thing from the Alt-Right

His project is about personal, not political, empowerment.

Does Work Make Mothers Happy?

Does Work Make Mothers Happy?

Czech sociologist Dana Hamplova provides an answer with results from a European study of mothers with children under three.

How Today’s Students Can Become Great Writers by Using Thomas Jefferson’s Methods

How Today’s Students Can Become Great Writers by Using Thomas Jefferson’s Methods

Today's schools appear to neglect teaching the very things which made Jefferson's writing great.

How the Great Books Are Revolutionizing College Admissions Tests

How the Great Books Are Revolutionizing College Admissions Tests

Students who take the Classic Learning Test are more deeply measured in intellectual proficiency.

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Instead of teaching woke literature that’s social justice compatible, the college is teaching Plato.

The Decline and Fall of 'The Andy Griffith Show'

The Decline and Fall of 'The Andy Griffith Show'

The Mayberry that we see in the first few seasons of The Andy Griffith Show is systematically undermined, desecrated, and destroyed by the iconoclasm of sixties’ ideological hedonism…

Couple Forced to Dismantle Dream Treehouse. Because Regulations.

Couple Forced to Dismantle Dream Treehouse. Because Regulations.

Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen checked with the government before building an elaborate treehouse on their private property. Then the government changed its mind.

Could You Pass Thomas Edison’s Hiring Test? Probably Not.

Could You Pass Thomas Edison’s Hiring Test? Probably Not.

The exam consisted of 146 questions and required a score of 90 percent to pass.

The Daddy Gap: 1 in 4 Fathers Don’t Live with Their Kids

The Daddy Gap: 1 in 4 Fathers Don’t Live with Their Kids

Today’s men – whether they be current or future fathers – have been inundated with messages that they are unnecessary, ineffective, and even predatory at times.

This Week I Was Denied a Service Because of the Company’s Values—And I’m Okay With That
Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

As one of America's earliest diplomats, Franklin had firsthand experience in gaining and maintaining valuable friendships.

5 Reasons House-Building Should Be a Part of High School Curriculum

5 Reasons House-Building Should Be a Part of High School Curriculum

It's a trend that's spreading to various schools - and both students and teachers love it.

Dueling: Time to bring it back?

Dueling: Time to bring it back?

If we want honor to make a comeback in our culture, it does come at a price.

Why High School Kids Should Start Teaching Younger Students

Why High School Kids Should Start Teaching Younger Students

Could it help solve the modern adulting crisis?

2017: The Year in Facts and Falsehoods

2017: The Year in Facts and Falsehoods

Five facts and five falsehoods which the media and politicians spread in 2017.

Big Brother in the Classroom

Big Brother in the Classroom

Education is not a question of “rights” to be imposed by the state, but of the “freedom” of parents to choose the sort of education that they believe is best for their children…

Why Schools Should Reconsider Abandoning This One Simple Subject

Why Schools Should Reconsider Abandoning This One Simple Subject

Are we denying students an important key toward future success?

Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail Because You're Not Listening

Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail Because You're Not Listening

If you are like me, you’ve resolved to make changes in your life only to experience the frustration of sliding back into old habits.

#MeTourism: The Hidden Costs of Selfie Tourism

#MeTourism: The Hidden Costs of Selfie Tourism

Instagram hosts more than 220 million photographs hashtagged with #selfie and more than 330 million hashtagged with #me.

Appeals Court Rules Bakers Must Pay $135,000 for Not Making Wedding Cake

Appeals Court Rules Bakers Must Pay $135,000 for Not Making Wedding Cake

A three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a decision by a state agency that led to the fine and forced Aaron and Melissa Klein to close their bakery.

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