The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

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?

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.

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