The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

There’s a Simple Reason Why More Women aren’t CEOs

There’s a Simple Reason Why More Women aren’t CEOs

A recent study in Scientific American explains why.

One Simple Way to Raise Children to be Leaders

One Simple Way to Raise Children to be Leaders

It's something we can all do.

The War on Free Speech is Just Beginning

The War on Free Speech is Just Beginning

To make society into a utopian vision, universities have become, after decades of propaganda, enemies of intellectual freedom.

Prof: 3 Reasons Lack of Manners is Killing the University

Prof: 3 Reasons Lack of Manners is Killing the University

The concept of parents allowing children to be their “friends” has hit the ivy halls and many students are bringing familiarity into the classroom.

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

When Germany occupied Hungary, the Nazis mandated that all Jews wear a yellow star and few Jews dared to resist.

Ben Sasse's 5 Steps to Raising a Successful Adult

Ben Sasse's 5 Steps to Raising a Successful Adult

Kids will never be prepared for today's cruel world if we persist in giving them the velvet glove treatment.

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
 

Is Freedom a Radical Idea?

Is Freedom a Radical Idea?

Throughout history, and with only the rarest of exceptions, freedom has been far removed from the center of political events.

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.

What Anne Shirley Teaches about Dealing with Victimhood

What Anne Shirley Teaches about Dealing with Victimhood

L.M. Montgomery's beloved Anne books give many examples of how true victims should behave.

Study Suggests Lack of Reading Driving Contentious Society

Study Suggests Lack of Reading Driving Contentious Society

Reading seems to have a different effect on how individuals behave toward one another.

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

The number of prime-age men in the labor force is declining with each generation.

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

They had plenty of ethics - just the wrong kind.

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Why Decline in Religion Might Be Driving the Campus Protests

Has the diminishment of one part of the First Amendment led to the squelching of another?

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades. 

The Perils of Relativism

The Perils of Relativism

The cause of the indifference, rage, and violence we're witnessing is the lack of any objective truth.

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Use El Chapo’s Drug Money to Fund Border Wall

Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Use El Chapo’s Drug Money to Fund Border Wall

Using cash seized by drug lords to beef up border security looks like good policy and good politics.

How J.R.R. Tolkien Responded to News of the Atomic Bomb

How J.R.R. Tolkien Responded to News of the Atomic Bomb

His response serves as a reminder of the dangers we currently face.  

This 1890 Australian Homework Book Puts Today’s Students to Shame

This 1890 Australian Homework Book Puts Today’s Students to Shame

Was the owner a "clever child," or were education standards much more rigorous a century ago?

What Deep Throat Could Teach Us About Fake News

What Deep Throat Could Teach Us About Fake News

The only way we can get out of this mess is to stop using the internet as a crutch for thinking.

College Libraries are Purging Book Collections. Are They Discarding Thought as Well?

College Libraries are Purging Book Collections. Are They Discarding Thought as Well?

Some campus libraries are removing thousands of titles to make room for more digital study spaces, meeting areas, and even nap pods.

Did Respect Go Out the Door When We Abandoned ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’? (See Chart)

Did Respect Go Out the Door When We Abandoned ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’? (See Chart)

Do titles like Mr. and Miss set up boundaries which encourage greater respect for the individual?

Charles Murray Was Just Vindicated by Two Cornell Professors

Charles Murray Was Just Vindicated by Two Cornell Professors

The protest against Murray seems to be based on hyper-sensitivity rather than rational thought.

Why an Epidemic of Lonely Children is Upon Us

Why an Epidemic of Lonely Children is Upon Us

The British counseling service, Childline, has recently reported an uptick in the number of lonely children. But why?

Atheists Are More Likely to Believe in Aliens. Why?

Atheists Are More Likely to Believe in Aliens. Why?

One in four Americans believe in aliens. Many of those who do are non-religious or atheists.

Democracy Needs Aristocracy

Democracy Needs Aristocracy

If Western democracy is to survive, it must incorporate that which it has long regarded as its diametrical opposite—the aristocratic.

Mohammed Cartoon Publisher: The Definition of Tolerance has Changed

Mohammed Cartoon Publisher: The Definition of Tolerance has Changed

Is it possible that this is what is driving the chaos we are witnessing in society?

Are Rights Anything More Than Legal Conventions?

Are Rights Anything More Than Legal Conventions?

Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’.

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