The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

White Males are Getting Trounced (See Chart)

White Males are Getting Trounced (See Chart)

Is it time we stop acting like the white male is a privileged species that needs to be taken down a peg or two?

Did Dickens Foretell the Modern Women’s Movement?

Did Dickens Foretell the Modern Women’s Movement?

Will failure to ground our grievances in rational and logical discourse lead us down the path of the French Revolution? 

8 Reasons You Should NOT Read Great Books

8 Reasons You Should NOT Read Great Books

This professor's list may or may not soothe your book-illiterate conscience...

King Lear: A Tragedy on Relativism

King Lear: A Tragedy on Relativism

Shakespeare's tragedy can be seen as a meditation on moral relativism, a worldview that is ultimately refuted and rejected.

Students in Turkey Value Free Speech Way More than American Students

Students in Turkey Value Free Speech Way More than American Students

Why do young people embrace rights not specifically spelled out in the Constitution, but reject the one to which they are given free recourse?  

Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’: A Handbook for Totalitarians or a Guide for Thwarting Tyrants?

Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’: A Handbook for Totalitarians or a Guide for Thwarting Tyrants?

By revealing the cruel intentions of would-be oppressors, The Prince unlocks the secret to overthrowing a tyrannical leader.

Plato Can Help You Find Love

Plato Can Help You Find Love

Love is not the solution to life’s problems, but it certainly makes them more bearable.

Does Free Trade Lead to Freedom?

Does Free Trade Lead to Freedom?

Trade between nations is good, as trade between people is good. But is free trade intrinsically good?

Judge Sentences Teens to Read Books to Pay for Crimes

Judge Sentences Teens to Read Books to Pay for Crimes

Until kids start learning to read and think for themselves, they'll simply be swept up in the emotional and uncontrolled trends in society.

Campuses Should Resist Canceling Controversial Speakers

Campuses Should Resist Canceling Controversial Speakers

College officials who cave to demands to cancel controversial speakers do a disservice to their student bodies.

 

Trump is Still OK With Cops Taking Your Sh*t

Trump is Still OK With Cops Taking Your Sh*t

Trump threatened to "destroy the career" of a libertarian-leaning Texas legislator for her outspoken opposition to civil asset forfeiture.

A Catholic Priest’s Observations on Islam—in 1851

A Catholic Priest’s Observations on Islam—in 1851

He had some frank remarks about the treatment of Muslim women. 

Happy 150th Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Happy 150th Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

One hundred-fifty years later, the small details and great themes of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life still matter.

Our So-Called 'Tolerant' Society Is Actually Very Dogmatic

Our So-Called 'Tolerant' Society Is Actually Very Dogmatic

Our society requires us to believe in quite a lot of things, and there are penalties if you don't. 

Should Teachers Have a Working Knowledge of the Constitution?

Should Teachers Have a Working Knowledge of the Constitution?

How can we expect the next generation to run the country if their teachers don't even know how it works?

The Civics Lessons They Never Teach Anymore

The Civics Lessons They Never Teach Anymore

James Fenimore Cooper's 1838 civics primer might come in handy in the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings.

Immigration Lessons for President Trump from Thomas Aquinas

Immigration Lessons for President Trump from Thomas Aquinas

There has been much discourse on what responsibility Christians have to immigrants and refugees seeking new homes.

What the Teleprompter Tells Us About Truth, Trump and Speech

What the Teleprompter Tells Us About Truth, Trump and Speech

Cracks have appeared in the teleprompter paradigm. It’s at risk from growing distrust of intermediaries, filters, reputable third-parties of all kinds.

Prof Explains What’s Wrong with Today’s ‘Critical Thinking’

Prof Explains What’s Wrong with Today’s ‘Critical Thinking’

Recent research suggests that neither teachers nor students really understand what critical thinking is.

Student Disrespect Takes Down Another Teacher

Student Disrespect Takes Down Another Teacher

In case one needed further evidence that American schools are in chaos, the video below will put any doubts to rest.

Raising Honest Kids in a Post-Truth World

Raising Honest Kids in a Post-Truth World

We need to fight back against a culture that tells our kids that truthfulness does not matter.

5 Non-Political Tidbits about Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

5 Non-Political Tidbits about Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Since I’m sick of politics, I decided to check out the more personal side of the man who could possibly be the next SCOTUS justice.

Bill Clinton’s 1995 State of the Union is Going Viral

Bill Clinton’s 1995 State of the Union is Going Viral

Clinton's language is closer to that of the current occupant of the White House than Trump's two predecessors.

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

“Medical assistance in dying" could save Canada as much as $138.8 million annually.

No, Ayn Rand Did Not Want Us to Be Selfish

No, Ayn Rand Did Not Want Us to Be Selfish

Rand sold more than 30 million books. Atlas Shrugged has been ranked behind only the Bible as an influence on readers’ lives.

What the 7 Countries Included in Trump's Ban Have in Common

What the 7 Countries Included in Trump's Ban Have in Common

Are they are all majority Muslim? Yes. Another commonality is war.

What Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Does (And What it Doesn’t)

What Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Does (And What it Doesn’t)

There is a lot of information out there in regards to the executive order on refugees--and a lot of it is wrong.

Is Parental Fear of Boredom Overworking Kids?

Is Parental Fear of Boredom Overworking Kids?

Growing up, I knew better than to utter those two infamous words of childhood: “I’m bored.”

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