Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
Controlling demographic trends goes with aspirations to control society.
The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world.
Can we even agree on these?
Bowie’s family was plagued by insanity.
Experience is also an important teacher.
Today would have been his 114th birtdhay.
It’s not 1968, but it sure feels like it is. Is social media to blame?
Trump’s behavior and appearance would be viewed as indicating a severe excess of yellow bile – a terrible imbalance of humor.
High school English teacher Paul Barnwell made two interesting observations yesterday.
The scholarship dealing with free will is outrageously messy.
These reviews of 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' and 'Hamlet' are not kind.
Don't expect them to answer basic questions about their own civilization.
For most of human history, we lived in a world of a few haves and lots of have-nots.
Moral antirealism might turn out to be true, but it’s not just obviously true.
Surprisingly, it's not reading.
It might have went down something like this ...
The problem with scientism is that it tends to be prejudiced and therefore not very scientific.
A new study - and a revered expert - seem to suggest that the answer is yes.
The casualties of the first world war went beyond the loss of life.
Here's the first instance of it ever being used.
The ancient philosophy is more relevant today than you might think.
Rome’s famous natural historian offered some, er, unusual cures for various ailments.
Are we ignoring Shakespeare to our detriment?
Some of our most popular phrases have a long history, including some that go back to the Middle Ages.
The cult of leadership has consequences.
In a new mini documentary produced by We The Internet, former Brown University student Rob Montz visits his alma mater to ask an increasingly relevant question: “Is the university killing free speech and open debate?”
'You are the stench of a low-life latrine.'
America's Founding Fathers got a lot right, but they made some mistakes along the way.