The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

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. 

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.

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