The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

Donald Trump’s call for a wall on America’s southern border is part of a global trend.

Why There Are No Kids' Menus in Italy
U.S. Kids Can't Compete Globally in Financial Knowledge

U.S. Kids Can't Compete Globally in Financial Knowledge

In the most recent PISA exam American students ranked between eight and 12 out of 18 countries, measuring below other developed nations like itself.

Were Native Americans the First Conservationists?

Were Native Americans the First Conservationists?

The impression that American Indians were guided by a unique environmental ethic goes way back. But is it accurate?

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Today marks the 445th anniversary of Christendom’s pivotal victory over the Ottoman Empire.

Professor: 'Me Generation' Not Doing Chores (And Why That's Bad)

Professor: 'Me Generation' Not Doing Chores (And Why That's Bad)

Today, children are perceived as emotional assets whose primary purpose is being loved. As a result, we are facing a “me, me, me epidemic.”

Why Freedom Without Virtue is a Dangerous Thing

Why Freedom Without Virtue is a Dangerous Thing

Therefore it’s a tragedy for both individual freedom and the common good that the word “virtue” has been banished from our vocabulary.

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Mall of America officials announced they will not participate in the Black Friday creep which has overtaken Thanksgiving.

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

A recently published study revealed that young women have experienced an alarming uptick in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and poor mental health.

Before Indiana Jones came Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

Before Indiana Jones came Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

The image of the Orientalist-hero that he pioneered not only endured but grew into a celebrated and symbolic archetype of Western culture.

Our IQs Are Shrinking (A Lot), Study Finds

Our IQs Are Shrinking (A Lot), Study Finds

A study found that IQs in Western nations have dropped more than one point per decade since the Victorian Era.

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

All candidates should be put to this ancient 3-prong test.

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Has throwing out history, memorization, and difficult books crippled students by not giving them the tools upon which they can build their thoughts?

‘Scared’ Prof Blasts Political Correctness

‘Scared’ Prof Blasts Political Correctness

He is being called a bigot for refusing to use genderless pronouns.

Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Is the decline of basic skills knowledge driving the stagnation in schools?

Is Anyone Else Confused About the Hijab?

Is Anyone Else Confused About the Hijab?

People can’t seem to figure out if the hijab should be celebrated as a symbol of diversity or condemned as a symbol of female oppression.

Professor: Voting Should Be Restricted to Those With Knowledge

Professor: Voting Should Be Restricted to Those With Knowledge

Could an alternative political system called epistocracy solve our problems?

Should Female Chess Champions Be Forced to Wear a Hijab?

Should Female Chess Champions Be Forced to Wear a Hijab?

They'll have to at the 2017 chess championship in Iran.

Students Are Clueless About the Holocaust

Students Are Clueless About the Holocaust

A man-on-the-street video shows just how bad this cluelessness is.

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

"‘I henceforth shall be referred to as: 'His Majesty, Grant Strobl.'"

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Simple wisdom that's relevant for our time.

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

British professor Dennis Hayes believes that there is one thing that can transform education.
 

Political Correctness: Word Police Want More Than Your Words

Political Correctness: Word Police Want More Than Your Words

Controlling language was not the ultimate goal of Newspeak in Orwell’s universe.

Man Wearing Trump Hat Beaten By Mob in California

Man Wearing Trump Hat Beaten By Mob in California

Watch a man wearing a a "Make American Great Again" hat get cornered, beaten, and chased by a mob.

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

Jane Austen's Marianne Dashwood is a perfect example of today's society, whose every action seems to hinge on an emotional outbreak.  

How Last Night's Debate Proved the Dumbing Down of America is Real

How Last Night's Debate Proved the Dumbing Down of America is Real

Like many Americans, I tuned in last night to catch part of the first presidential debate.

Was Plato Liberal or Totalitarian?

Was Plato Liberal or Totalitarian?

A professor of philosophy explains.

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

A famous description of barbarians suggests modern parallels.

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