Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
Are American classes too easy?
More is at stake than just Trump’s credibility.
A case for ditching relativism and returning to absolutes?
New Poll Shows a Frightening Percentage of Americans Can’t Name a Single Supreme Court Justice (See Graph)
A symptom of the increasing decline in civic and historical literacy?
Cornell West and Robbie P. George protest against close-mindedness and violence in the wake of the Middlebury College riot.
The current state of the world is undeniably complex and turbulent. Philosophy can give young people sustaining goals to hang on to in uncertain times.
California's new school grading system "grades on a curve and paints a far rosier picture in academics than past measurements."
“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”
Professor Lori Isbell weighs in on why her students need continual hand-holding to get through an assignment.
The Addis Housewares study found over half of mums just don't have the time to teach their kids domestic know-how.
"Dear Red-State Trump Voter: Let’s face it, guys: We’re done…."
The dilemma, Marx explains, is that even after the overthrow of the capitalist system, residues of the previous system would remain.
"White Girl, take off your hoop earrings!!!" was recently written on a free speech wall at Pitzer College.
Here is a prehistory of what we call the alt-right today.
Some schools are teaching beekeeping... and children are learning many many different skills in the process.
In removing the Bible from the classroom, did America cut off several generations from a main source of cultural literacy?
“It is neither allegorical nor topical,” Tolkien insists in the Foreword to the second edition of The Lord of the Rings.
Is it because of a decline in male friendships?
In our kneejerk compulsion to show effusive support for women we unfortunately have become correspondingly casual about culturally demonizing men.
“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” A quick introduction to Ash Wednesday so you don’t embarrass yourself like I did.
The days of three independent branches of government are long gone, says a former Harvard teacher.
The decline of knowledge has progressed even more than we realize...
And important questions remain unaddressed, says a journalism expert.
Greater knowledge of the past would help improve America’s public discourse.
It happened without any change in the laws or regulations.
According to Scruton, an education who truly respects a child will instill him with the values which have today become irrelevant.
John Etchemendy fears most the growing intellectual intolerance on college campuses.
"There was a time when the West knew what it was about. It did so because it thought about itself—often in freshman Western Civ classes."