The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

The Reason We Love The Nutcracker

Many people this holiday season will experience the joy of attending a local performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

The ’60s Radicals Won the Culture War

Unfortunately, the wounds of the '60s have not healed with the graying of the 1968 generation.

Hillary Clinton: Conservatives Were Right on Mass Migration

Hillary Clinton: Conservatives Were Right on Mass Migration

She has conceded the essence of the rightist—and, by the way, centrist—critique of the open-borders approach to immigration.

A Transit of Common Sense

A Transit of Common Sense

Therapists and journalists are beginning to question the wisdom of putting children on the transgender path.

High School Students Claim Ignorance Should Not Be Used Against Them in Exam Scores

High School Students Claim Ignorance Should Not Be Used Against Them in Exam Scores

Students are turning their own ignorance into an excuse for victimhood.

Surviving The Woke Workplace

Surviving The Woke Workplace

Companies are forever wanting to do “team-building,” but everything about the woke workplace compels those with any common sense to consider everyone around them a potential threat.

The New York Times Reveals the Horrors of Capitalism—By Showing China’s State-Run Hospitals

The New York Times Reveals the Horrors of Capitalism—By Showing China’s State-Run Hospitals

If the Times had visited one of China’s many private hospitals, they would have found something quite different from the chaos depicted in China’s public health care facilities.

One Simple Way to Recognize if Someone is Living a Life of Truth

One Simple Way to Recognize if Someone is Living a Life of Truth

“We did not create or fashion ourselves, and we did not get to where we are in life by ourselves. So living in gratitude is living in truth.” Living out of ingratitude is living a lie.

The Tragedy of the European Family

The Tragedy of the European Family

Why precisely, is the family dead or dying in Europe and the west?

My America, 1620

My America, 1620

We all know the story. But in November 2018, we would do well to remember all of this not with mere nostalgia, but with moral intent.

The Best Way to Fight Political Hysteria

The Best Way to Fight Political Hysteria

Culture is always filled with political hysteria and overblown fears.

The Christian Quote that Everyone Takes out of Context

The Christian Quote that Everyone Takes out of Context

It comes from Oscar Wilde's play, "A Woman of No Importance."

Widow Explains Why Assisted Suicide Can Be Harder on the Family Than Natural Death

Widow Explains Why Assisted Suicide Can Be Harder on the Family Than Natural Death

There's a major difference for family members experiencing natural death vs. assisted suicide.

Three Reasons America Should Have Stayed Out of World War I

Three Reasons America Should Have Stayed Out of World War I

Veterans Day commemorates the end of World War I. The United States intervened in that war to save its British and French allies. Should America have stayed out?  

Why the Great War Matters Today

Why the Great War Matters Today

World War I and its subsequent peace agreements brought consequences that even today haunt our lives.

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

Of all the disturbing developments in culture and ideas over the last several years few have been more disturbing than the reemergence of communism and socialism.  

This Former Navy SEAL Has a Veterans Day Message for All Americans

This Former Navy SEAL Has a Veterans Day Message for All Americans

Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw of Texas appeared on “Saturday Night Live” to give a message of unity and connection this Veterans Day weekend.

Why is America Divided?

Why is America Divided?

There's a major difference between today's politics and the politics of yore.

Dutchman 'Identifies' as Young Man, Demands to Have 20 Years Taken Off Age

Dutchman 'Identifies' as Young Man, Demands to Have 20 Years Taken Off Age

He told the judge that he did not feel comfortable with his age and that doctors had told him that he had the body of a 45-year-old.

Information Age Warfare: When Propaganda Overpowered Sheer Numbers
Kristallnacht: Are We Experiencing the Modern Version?

Kristallnacht: Are We Experiencing the Modern Version?

November 9th marks the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht.

The Economist Explains How Transgenderism Hurts Feminism

The Economist Explains How Transgenderism Hurts Feminism

Is the surprising stand taken by The Economist a sign that common sense is reasserting itself?

The F-Bomb and the Age of Public Crudity

The F-Bomb and the Age of Public Crudity

I would contend that the word is emblematic of the crudity of our culture at large, a four-letter banner of our decadence.

The Sad Death of 'All Politics is Local'

The Sad Death of 'All Politics is Local'

For nearly a quarter-century, the midterm elections that used to center on bread-and-butter issues like schools, crime—“the economy, stupid”—have now been little more than proxy wars to impeach the sitting president.

‘I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States

‘I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States

America’s greatness is not always measured like in the movies or a campaign speech. Sometimes, an anonymous act of gratitude is proof enough, even if we, as Americans, don’t always see it that way.

How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

Condemnation by the self-righteous—what some call virtue signaling—is rampant these days.

7 Ways to Teach Civil Discourse to Students

7 Ways to Teach Civil Discourse to Students

If young people are to engage in democracy and society, young people need to learn how to respectfully disagree.

Why Medical Students Are Suddenly Struggling to Conduct Surgeries

Why Medical Students Are Suddenly Struggling to Conduct Surgeries

No one likes to go under the knife... and unfortunately, that experience is set to get worse. 

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