The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

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?

Harvard Students Explain 3 Ways Homeschooling Helped Them Succeed

Harvard Students Explain 3 Ways Homeschooling Helped Them Succeed

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?

Rest and Quiet Contemplation: We Need More

Rest and Quiet Contemplation: We Need More

How much can the chattering class actually help me be a better person, a better husband, a better father, or a better boss?

'Free Will Exists': G.K. Chesterton’s Philosophy in 3 Words

'Free Will Exists': G.K. Chesterton’s Philosophy in 3 Words

G.K. Chesterton rejected optimism and pessimism because he found both to be expressions of a fatalistic approach to life.

Breaking the Silence on the Toxic Masculinity at Intellectual Takeout

Breaking the Silence on the Toxic Masculinity at Intellectual Takeout

The tell-all of a lone female who is preventing Intellectual Takeout headquarters from “becoming a frat house.”

Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech

Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech

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.

3 in 4 Young Adults Think ‘Snowflakes’ Too Emotionally Fragile to Be Labeled as Such
Harvard Student Whose Father Escaped Communism Has a Message for Her Fellow Students

Harvard Student Whose Father Escaped Communism Has a Message for Her Fellow Students

Laura M. Nicolae, a student at Harvard studying math, shared the story of her father in the college newspaper. And it was powerful. 

Who will read in the future?

Who will read in the future?

Facebook is betting that video will kill text within 5 years.

Can America stop being the world's policeman?

Can America stop being the world's policeman?

In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged America to be non-interventionist, but that was before the nuclear age.

There’s a Simple Reason Today’s Students ‘Know Nothing’

There’s a Simple Reason Today’s Students ‘Know Nothing’

American schools have been following the educational ideas of one man for a number of decades... and student knowledge continues to stagnate.

Propaganda: The Accusation is More Important than the Verdict

Propaganda: The Accusation is More Important than the Verdict

Lots of accusations are flying out there, here’s something to keep in mind.

What to Do On Thanksgiving

What to Do On Thanksgiving

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. 

Meet the Woman Who Helped Make Thanksgiving a US Holiday

Meet the Woman Who Helped Make Thanksgiving a US Holiday

Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale, Thanksgiving may never have become the national holiday it is today.

Progress Comes Through Conflict?

Progress Comes Through Conflict?

It is an odd thing about man; even at peace we need outlets for competition and conflict.

Canadian T.A. Reveals that Objective Truth is Not the Goal of Higher Education

Canadian T.A. Reveals that Objective Truth is Not the Goal of Higher Education

A Canadian T.A. was called to task for objectively sharing both sides of an issue in a university discussion.

We Need a New Elite

We Need a New Elite

"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?"

Most Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids, Survey Shows

Most Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids, Survey Shows

The types of things parents discuss (or don't) with their kids are quite revealing.

Why Rome's Republic Fell With Cicero

Why Rome's Republic Fell With Cicero

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.

Professor Makes Students Cluck Like a Chicken When Beginning a Statement With ‘I Feel’

Professor Makes Students Cluck Like a Chicken When Beginning a Statement With ‘I Feel’

Some professors are fed up with the feelings-based arguments they get in class and are trying to retrain their students to argue logically.

Muslim Inbreeding is a Huge Problem--And People Don't Want to Talk About It

Muslim Inbreeding is a Huge Problem--And People Don't Want to Talk About It

Marriage between cousins remains rampant in much of the Muslim world. And the results are truly tragic.

Is a ‘Nation Without Borders’ an Oxymoron?

Is a ‘Nation Without Borders’ an Oxymoron?

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."

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. 

Why C.S. Lewis Would Have Sided with Today’s Cursive Writing Supporters

Why C.S. Lewis Would Have Sided with Today’s Cursive Writing Supporters

There was a specific reason why Lewis avoided the typewriter like the plague.

Real Progressives Study the Classics

Real Progressives Study the Classics

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

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