The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'

Is Gender Dysphoria a Fad?

Is Gender Dysphoria a Fad?

Camille Paglia recently suggested that the rise of gender dysphoria is simply the new face of the counter-culture. 

Real Progressives Study the Classics

Real Progressives Study the Classics

"All through the history of the West the Greeks have continued to spur innovation..." 

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.

Mark Lilla: My Students Are Consumed with Their Own Identities

Mark Lilla: My Students Are Consumed with Their Own Identities

The New Yorker recently had an extensive interview with Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla that was quite good. 

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.

How Classic Cartoons Created a Culturally Literate Generation

How Classic Cartoons Created a Culturally Literate Generation

The cartoons from our parents' and grandparents' generations weren't mind-numbing - they were an important pathway to knowledge.

U.S. Is One Generation Away from a Greece-Like Debt Crisis

U.S. Is One Generation Away from a Greece-Like Debt Crisis

The CBO says the nation’s debt-GDP ratio is expected to rise to 150 percent by 2047, a level that 'poses substantial risks for the nation and presents policymakers with significant challenges.'

Up to 5.7 Million Noncitizens Voted in Past Presidential Elections, Study Finds

Up to 5.7 Million Noncitizens Voted in Past Presidential Elections, Study Finds

The study is based on data compiled from Harvard University’s Cooperative Congressional Election Study.

Evergreen Insanity: Students Forced College Pres. to Pee Under Escort

Evergreen Insanity: Students Forced College Pres. to Pee Under Escort

George Bridges, president of Evergreen State College, declined to ask students why they felt he needed to be escorted to the bathroom to pee.

Charles Murray: Violent Middlebury Protesters Should Be Suspended or Expelled

Charles Murray: Violent Middlebury Protesters Should Be Suspended or Expelled

Charles Murray is clearly unhappy that Middlebury College officials declined to take serious action against students involved in a violent protest in March.

Philosophy is Lost in the Dark

Philosophy is Lost in the Dark

Without restoring Plato and true philosophy to their proper stations, we are certain to continue the descent into darkness.

6 Statistics That Show How Much America Has Changed in a Half-Century

6 Statistics That Show How Much America Has Changed in a Half-Century

Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.

Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Venezuela was held up as a model of socialism a few years ago. Today, people are literally starving and will wait hours in line to buy toilet paper.

There’s a Simple Reason Why More Women aren’t CEOs

There’s a Simple Reason Why More Women aren’t CEOs

A recent study in Scientific American explains why.

One Simple Way to Raise Children to be Leaders
The War on Free Speech is Just Beginning

The War on Free Speech is Just Beginning

To make society into a utopian vision, universities have become, after decades of propaganda, enemies of intellectual freedom.

Prof: 3 Reasons Lack of Manners is Killing the University

Prof: 3 Reasons Lack of Manners is Killing the University

The concept of parents allowing children to be their “friends” has hit the ivy halls and many students are bringing familiarity into the classroom.

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

When Germany occupied Hungary, the Nazis mandated that all Jews wear a yellow star and few Jews dared to resist.

Ben Sasse's 5 Steps to Raising a Successful Adult

Ben Sasse's 5 Steps to Raising a Successful Adult

Kids will never be prepared for today's cruel world if we persist in giving them the velvet glove treatment.

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
 

Is Freedom a Radical Idea?

Is Freedom a Radical Idea?

Throughout history, and with only the rarest of exceptions, freedom has been far removed from the center of political events.

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.

What Anne Shirley Teaches about Dealing with Victimhood

What Anne Shirley Teaches about Dealing with Victimhood

L.M. Montgomery's beloved Anne books give many examples of how true victims should behave.

Study Suggests Lack of Reading Driving Contentious Society

Study Suggests Lack of Reading Driving Contentious Society

Reading seems to have a different effect on how individuals behave toward one another.

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

The number of prime-age men in the labor force is declining with each generation.

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

They had plenty of ethics - just the wrong kind.

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