Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
We’ve failed to teach the next generation basic skills, and now it’s becoming a problem.
Would we all benefit from returning to a weekly day of rest?
John F. Kennedy was killed before he could deliver the speech, but its words carry a message Americans need to hear.
Is it possible that the multiple protests on college campuses are an outgrowth from the lack of public speaking instruction in schools?
Can the West be saved?
There is a well-entrenched idea among many college leaders that free speech is good but must be “balanced” with other considerations.
We asked readers what the 2016 election meant for America's future and that of the West. Here is what a few of you told us.
Over the last 30 years, we’ve watched Congress cede vast responsibility to the executive branch.
The pope and many others fail to make a distinction between a wall designed to keep people in and a wall built to keep people out.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden recently popped up and offered his take on the presidential election.
I’m convinced our higher education system has lost just about every shred of common sense it had.
We might see safe spaces disappear if we did...
Big Media has become part of the political/celebrity bubble and tends to forget that journalism is meant to be an “outsider” activity.
Christians are unable to speak freely. Religious freedom is under attack. Society is materialistic and immoral. Western civilisation is facing huge threats, from within and without. And apparently the one powerful emerging leader is no saint.
You’re thinking America 2016? No. Rome 312.
A culturally literate person knows the Bible...
If so, what are the benefits?
In desperation, old, white America seeks a strong man to upend the current order, to preserve their vision of America.
The next president will have a monumental task. Can Americans leave the vitriol of the campaign behind?
Is it possible that young people would both do and feel better about themselves if we quit trying to make everyone equal across the board?
Many college students can't even name Thomas Jefferson as one of them.
He was a friend and colleague of Heidegger.
A ‘freeborn mind’ results in a richer and happier life, Lewis argued. But he saw that vanishing in modern society.
The increase in spending at restaurants may tell us something about the state of our society.
Books are not going anywhere. But the myth that they are disappearing is likely to endure.
Are humans simply clever apes who follow our instincts in order to gratify our material needs? Or are we something more?
Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, won’t use the pronouns “zie” or “hir,” and it could cost him his job.
The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back.
The Industrial Revolution, and the fossil fuels that powered it, contributed to the liberation of humankind.