Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
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..."
It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.
The New Yorker recently had an extensive interview with Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla that was quite good.
One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.
The cartoons from our parents' and grandparents' generations weren't mind-numbing - they were an important pathway to knowledge.
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.'
The study is based on data compiled from Harvard University’s Cooperative Congressional Election Study.
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 is clearly unhappy that Middlebury College officials declined to take serious action against students involved in a violent protest in March.
Without restoring Plato and true philosophy to their proper stations, we are certain to continue the descent into darkness.
Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:
The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.
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.