The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History 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. 

What happened when a Muslim student went to Cambridge in 1816

What happened when a Muslim student went to Cambridge in 1816

Mirza Salih was invited to Cambridge to help translate the Bible into Persian.

C.S. Lewis’ theory on why so many modern marriages fail

C.S. Lewis’ theory on why so many modern marriages fail

Are we placing too much emphasis on "being-in-love"?

Smartphone Nation: Data suggests Americans addicted to smartphones

Smartphone Nation: Data suggests Americans addicted to smartphones

Our obsession with smartphones is a good example of what has been referred to as the “paradox of technology.” It both frees and enslaves.

Should we model ourselves on Sir Mick Jagger?

Should we model ourselves on Sir Mick Jagger?

Hanging out with rolling stones at the airport bar.

The American Republic and the Long Shadow of Rome

The American Republic and the Long Shadow of Rome

The Founders looked to the Roman Republic as a model for what they should be and to the Roman Empire as what they feared might come.

Salaries for College Presidents Are Swelling

Salaries for College Presidents Are Swelling

The salary of the US president and the wages of US workers have barely budged in recent years, but salaries for university presidents are skyrocketing.

Today’s graduates are missing this one ‘common’ thing

Today’s graduates are missing this one ‘common’ thing

Do American students need an injection of pure common sense?

Teacher: Embrace Books, Ditch Technology

Teacher: Embrace Books, Ditch Technology

Our classrooms should be places where we push back against technology, against a life largely circumscribed by screens.

Is Playing Powerball More Rational than Voting for President?

Is Playing Powerball More Rational than Voting for President?

At least with Powerball, if you do beat the odds, you end up benefiting financially.

Muslim in hijab should have had US flag-bearing honor at Olympic Games... says everyone on the internet except me

Muslim in hijab should have had US flag-bearing honor at Olympic Games... says everyone on the internet except me

People are upset that Michael Phelps was tapped to be the Team USA flag bearer.

Prof: Today’s Students and Professors ‘Know Hardly Anything about Anything at All’

Prof: Today’s Students and Professors ‘Know Hardly Anything about Anything at All’

An observation from a well-respected professor and author.

Jan Bloch: The man who prophesied World War I

Jan Bloch: The man who prophesied World War I

Meet the prophet who predicted with uncanny precision how the Great War would unfold--a decade and a half before it happened.

Skyrocketing College Costs Spur Education Alternatives

Skyrocketing College Costs Spur Education Alternatives

A student debt crisis is prompting students to explore alternatives to traditional educational institutions.

Solzhenitsyn: ‘The next war may well bury Western civilization forever’

Solzhenitsyn: ‘The next war may well bury Western civilization forever’

Not your typical university commencement address.

Science has next to nothing to say about moral intuitions

Science has next to nothing to say about moral intuitions

If scientists can use psychology and neuroscience to advance superior moral arguments, it's time for philosophers to retire. (But they can't.)

Are we living in Mill's ‘Stationary State’?

Are we living in Mill's ‘Stationary State’?

For John Stuart Mill, the endgame of progress was neither utopian nor dystopian. 

Constitution at stake in this year's election?

Constitution at stake in this year's election?

The the future of the Supreme Court, and the U.S. constitutional system, hangs in the balance, writes Prof. Patrick Wiseman.

California Overhauls its K-12 History Curricula

California Overhauls its K-12 History Curricula

Traditionalists will not be happy.

Thomas Jefferson could teach Trump about American Greatness

Thomas Jefferson could teach Trump about American Greatness

Trump is overlooking a key component of American greatness, but Thomas Jefferson had it right from the start.

Are We Living in T.S. Eliot’s ‘Waste Land’?

Are We Living in T.S. Eliot’s ‘Waste Land’?

The poem presents a panoply of characters, all as vain as they are vacuous. Empty heads and empty hearts leading empty lives. 

Why cooking from scratch is still important

Why cooking from scratch is still important

Do we need to be more intentional in teaching our children the skills, knowledge, and wisdom they will need if convenience ever disappears?  

Are we witnessing the birth of a Revolution?

Are we witnessing the birth of a Revolution?

A historian explains the key markings of revolution. It’s a description worth reading. 

Why moral education should involve moral philosophy

Why moral education should involve moral philosophy

Simply put, we cannot do moral philosophy without moral theories.

Central planners have a long history of controling birth

Central planners have a long history of controling birth

Controlling demographic trends goes with aspirations to control society.

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