Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
The legacy of the Bill of Rights is this: What government did not create, it can neither bestow nor confiscate.
Author Catherine Nixey offers a history worth reading the 'The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World.'
Are we looking at the end of Europe as we know it?
Various individuals have proclaimed that their entrance into Harvard was paved by homeschooling. But what about after they get in? Are they up to the task and able to succeed?
How much can the chattering class actually help me be a better person, a better husband, a better father, or a better boss?
G.K. Chesterton rejected optimism and pessimism because he found both to be expressions of a fatalistic approach to life.
The tell-all of a lone female who is preventing Intellectual Takeout headquarters from “becoming a frat house.”
It’s all because many decades ago the courts abandoned the principle that liberty and private property necessarily entail the right of freedom of association, which necessarily entails the right to discriminate.
Laura M. Nicolae, a student at Harvard studying math, shared the story of her father in the college newspaper. And it was powerful.
Facebook is betting that video will kill text within 5 years.
In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged America to be non-interventionist, but that was before the nuclear age.
American schools have been following the educational ideas of one man for a number of decades... and student knowledge continues to stagnate.
Lots of accusations are flying out there, here’s something to keep in mind.
In a culture so animated by people wanting, taking, and consuming, Thanksgiving stands alone. It is a time of humility, a time to remember all those who toiled and struggled to secure the blessings we have, a time to maybe even acknowledge the hand of Providence.
Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale, Thanksgiving may never have become the national holiday it is today.
It is an odd thing about man; even at peace we need outlets for competition and conflict.
A Canadian T.A. was called to task for objectively sharing both sides of an issue in a university discussion.
"When we are required to define life as random chaos without order or spiritual/noble purpose, gratification must be instantaneous or it's not gratifying at all. Why wait? Why not just do as you please, and as your sense drive you to consume, right now?"
The types of things parents discuss (or don't) with their kids are quite revealing.
Cicero was the Roman Socrates, a man who stood for the community over time, rather than the community of the moment. Like his Greek ancestor, Cicero died a martyr.
Some professors are fed up with the feelings-based arguments they get in class and are trying to retrain their students to argue logically.
Marriage between cousins remains rampant in much of the Muslim world. And the results are truly tragic.
Andrew Sullivan, writing at 'New York' magazine, says Democrats' fidelity to open-borders is a "kind of madness that could keep them from power indefinitely."
'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'
Camille Paglia recently suggested that the rise of gender dysphoria is simply the new face of the counter-culture.
There was a specific reason why Lewis avoided the typewriter like the plague.
"All through the history of the West the Greeks have continued to spur innovation..."