The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

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.

Should Parents Allow Kids to Fight?

Should Parents Allow Kids to Fight?

German kindergartens appear to be places of “lawlessness” to the American parents who send their children to them. But are they?

Why So Many American Children Respect Nothing
Why Cicero Merits Renewed Attention

Why Cicero Merits Renewed Attention

Justice and liberty have no better spokesman than Cicero.

The Real ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Problem

The Real ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Problem

Is the push against "toxic masculinity" giving rise to increased suicide rates for men?

Amir Khan Receiving Death Threats Because He Posted a Christmas Tree on Instagram

Amir Khan Receiving Death Threats Because He Posted a Christmas Tree on Instagram

The retired British boxer, who is a practicing Muslim, is receiving an avalanche of abuse after posting a picture of a Christmas tree.

Why Manliness is Disappearing

Why Manliness is Disappearing

As James Dean asked, What do you do when you have to be a man?

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  

3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider Ditching Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider Ditching Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

Karl Marx doesn’t align with what’s important to Millennials.

Rethinking the Burning Question of Cremation

Rethinking the Burning Question of Cremation

It involves the destruction of an invaluable repository of social and collective memory.

Do You Know the Bill of Rights? Not Many Do.

Do You Know the Bill of Rights? Not Many Do.

The Bill of Rights contains our most basic and important freedoms... but many Americans can't even name them. Can you?

Was John Wayne’s Masculine Image a Lie?

Was John Wayne’s Masculine Image a Lie?

There is perhaps no manlier icon in Hollywood history than John Wayne.

What the Founders Understood About Religious Freedom That We Must Recover

What the Founders Understood About Religious Freedom That We Must Recover

The legacy of the Bill of Rights is this: What government did not create, it can neither bestow nor confiscate.

Did Christians Destroy the Classical World?

Did Christians Destroy the Classical World?

Author Catherine Nixey offers a history worth reading the 'The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World.'

The Growing Muslim Population in Europe

The Growing Muslim Population in Europe

Are we looking at the end of Europe as we know it?

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