Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
Mirza Salih was invited to Cambridge to help translate the Bible into Persian.
Are we placing too much emphasis on "being-in-love"?
Our obsession with smartphones is a good example of what has been referred to as the “paradox of technology.” It both frees and enslaves.
Hanging out with rolling stones at the airport bar.
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.
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.
Do American students need an injection of pure common sense?
Our classrooms should be places where we push back against technology, against a life largely circumscribed by screens.
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
People are upset that Michael Phelps was tapped to be the Team USA flag bearer.
An observation from a well-respected professor and author.
Meet the prophet who predicted with uncanny precision how the Great War would unfold--a decade and a half before it happened.
A student debt crisis is prompting students to explore alternatives to traditional educational institutions.
Not your typical university commencement address.
If scientists can use psychology and neuroscience to advance superior moral arguments, it's time for philosophers to retire. (But they can't.)
For John Stuart Mill, the endgame of progress was neither utopian nor dystopian.
The the future of the Supreme Court, and the U.S. constitutional system, hangs in the balance, writes Prof. Patrick Wiseman.
Traditionalists will not be happy.
Trump is overlooking a key component of American greatness, but Thomas Jefferson had it right from the start.
The poem presents a panoply of characters, all as vain as they are vacuous. Empty heads and empty hearts leading empty lives.
Do we need to be more intentional in teaching our children the skills, knowledge, and wisdom they will need if convenience ever disappears?
A historian explains the key markings of revolution. It’s a description worth reading.
Simply put, we cannot do moral philosophy without moral theories.
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.