The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

It's Up to America to Save Western Civilization

It's Up to America to Save Western Civilization

When it comes to Western civilization, we have reached a moment of decision.

Teacher: Forget the Homework, Spend Time with Family

Teacher: Forget the Homework, Spend Time with Family

“I ask that you... eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early."

National Geographic: Jesus Not an Influential Figure of the Ancient World

National Geographic: Jesus Not an Influential Figure of the Ancient World

National Geographic's list of "the most influential figures of ancient history" is comprised mostly of strong men, and it omits a key religious figure.

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Giving children time to explore and learn to read on their own timetable may set them on a path to greater understanding and maturity.

The Definitive Test For World Religions

The Definitive Test For World Religions

How well will you do?

Finding Solitude in an Era of Perpetual Contact

Finding Solitude in an Era of Perpetual Contact

There are many benefits to being alone, but far fewer people are experiencing those benefits, evidence shows. 

There's No Western Civilization without Christianity

There's No Western Civilization without Christianity

Prior to the Enlightenment, Western civilization was simply referred to as “Christendom.”

Are Children Missing Life Lessons by not Gardening?

Are Children Missing Life Lessons by not Gardening?

My experience growing up in an urban gardening family suggests such might be the case, for gardening teaches children several important life lessons.

Restoring the Four Pillars of Education

Restoring the Four Pillars of Education

What does good education look like?

Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education

Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education

Charles Sykes, a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute,  says institutions of higher learning are coming apart.

10 Strangest Deaths of Roman Emperors

10 Strangest Deaths of Roman Emperors

Vespasian's last words: 'Oh dear, I think I'm becoming a god.'

Were Cavemen more civilized than Millennials?

Were Cavemen more civilized than Millennials?

It's a legitimate question.

6 Forgotten Tips from America’s Oldest Public School

6 Forgotten Tips from America’s Oldest Public School

Would the practices of the Boston Latin School help restore order and rigor to today’s classrooms?

Princeton HR Scrubs Word ‘Man’ From Lexicon

Princeton HR Scrubs Word ‘Man’ From Lexicon

A four-page memo shows how the college aims to create a more inclusive environment.

LGBT Site Retracts Favorable Review of ‘Racist’ Gay Taco Film
Professors Work to Restore Free Speech on Campus

Professors Work to Restore Free Speech on Campus

Struggle sessions? Mandatory confessions of 'white privilege'? Trigger warnings and safe spaces? Some professors have had enough.

Capitalism: Who Are The Real Beneficiaries?

Capitalism: Who Are The Real Beneficiaries?

An economics professor argues that many people fail to see who the primary beneficiaries really are in a capitalist system.

Professor: Students Are Becoming Moral Nihilists

Professor: Students Are Becoming Moral Nihilists

Are well-meaning teachers unintentionally producing moral nihilism in their students?

Montaigne’s Tip on How to Read Books Effectively

Montaigne’s Tip on How to Read Books Effectively

The French thinker encountered difficulties while reading, too.

9 Literary Masterpieces the Catholic Church Banned

9 Literary Masterpieces the Catholic Church Banned

Some of the titles are likely to surprise you. 

When Fewer Men Farm, A Civilization Dies

When Fewer Men Farm, A Civilization Dies

Is America suffering from "the Punic Curse"?

Why ‘Star Wars’ Is Crushing ‘Star Trek’ in Pop Culture

Why ‘Star Wars’ Is Crushing ‘Star Trek’ in Pop Culture

It has something to do with the virtues and values emphasized in each of the franchises. 

Study: Men Are Getting Weaker

Study: Men Are Getting Weaker

Millennial males in college are significantly weaker than their fathers, new research suggests. 

Actor: Western Civilization is in Danger of Losing

Actor: Western Civilization is in Danger of Losing

The actor who played Gimli has become an outspoken defender of the West.

U.S. Mayor Gives Panhandlers Jobs

U.S. Mayor Gives Panhandlers Jobs

Is our society overlooking one of the primary benefits of work? 

Universities Should Bring Back Military History

Universities Should Bring Back Military History

The U.S. military is everywhere, except history books.

'Romeo and Juliet' is not a Romance

'Romeo and Juliet' is not a Romance

We read this tragedy through the emotion-obsessed eyes of Romanticism, a movement that did not emerge until 200 years after the play was written. 

Is Contemporary Liberalism Creating a Soulless Monoculture?

Is Contemporary Liberalism Creating a Soulless Monoculture?

Both communism and liberal democracy call for people to become New Men by jettisoning their old faith, customs, arts, and traditions. 

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