The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Remember To Enjoy the Freedom you Defend

Remember To Enjoy the Freedom you Defend

While good ideas are worth fighting for, you will never truly experience life's beauty if you wait for the enemies to disappear.

Quid est Veritas ('What is Truth') and Can we Know it?

Quid est Veritas ('What is Truth') and Can we Know it?

Pontius Pilate’s question is one of the most famous ever asked. 

Which Greek Hero Are You?

Which Greek Hero Are You?

The Ancient Greeks had many heroes in their stories. Which hero are you?

America’s Decline of Knowledge: Where Will it Lead?

America’s Decline of Knowledge: Where Will it Lead?

Calvin Coolidge had something to say on that topic.

Fertility is Plummeting Worldwide

Fertility is Plummeting Worldwide

Is the trend a path to sustainability or a 'demographic time bomb'?

Study: Homeschoolers Creaming Other Students on the SAT

Study: Homeschoolers Creaming Other Students on the SAT

Are traditional schools failing to impart the well-rounded course of knowledge which their students need to keep up with homeschoolers?  

The Roman Empire's Financial Suicide

The Roman Empire's Financial Suicide

Rome fell to invaders in 476 AD, but who the real barbarians were is an open question.

13 J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes that are Absolutely Wonderful
Was Brexit Sparked by Rapes?

Was Brexit Sparked by Rapes?

Writer Ben Stein says Britain’s exit from the EU was related to an epidemic of rapes ignored by the authorities and the media.

Top 10 Books Taught in College Philosophy Courses

Top 10 Books Taught in College Philosophy Courses

If you want to study philosophy, you're most likely going to have to do it yourself.

Our Culture's Love Affair With Self-Delusion

Our Culture's Love Affair With Self-Delusion

Meryl Streep's latest film is a parable of contemporary transgenderism.

Professor: Reality Humans Experience is an Illusion

Professor: Reality Humans Experience is an Illusion

A professor of cognitive science suggests the world that exists is nothing like the one we perceive. 

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

65% of Israeli high school students say "It's good to die for our country." Would American students say the same?

Is technology making us dumber or smarter? Yes

Is technology making us dumber or smarter? Yes

Individually, we depend more on our technologies than ever before.

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

It’s not rational, but don't blame social media. 

Britain is leaving the EU – will other countries follow?

Britain is leaving the EU – will other countries follow?

Could we be witnessing the end of the European Union? 

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

The chaos of the world makes many individuals want to throw up their hands and go hide in a bunker until the problems pass.

What Is the Cause of our Angry Politics?

What Is the Cause of our Angry Politics?

The answer can be found in a five-letter word that begins with a T. 

Poll Shows Support for 'Temporary Ban' on Immigration

Poll Shows Support for 'Temporary Ban' on Immigration

The findings come months after a Bloomberg poll revealed that 61 percent of Americans now believe immigration jeopardizes the future of the U.S.

Studying Shakespeare Brings School 40% Jump in Test Scores

Studying Shakespeare Brings School 40% Jump in Test Scores

Despite the potential for limited understanding, the school started teaching and performing Shakespeare and the effects were remarkable.

Should ethics professors have to behave ethically?

Should ethics professors have to behave ethically?

A prominent philosopher at Yale, Thomas Pogge, has been accused of manipulating young women into sexual relations.

Relativism and the Danger of Half-Digested Shakespeare

Relativism and the Danger of Half-Digested Shakespeare

Ideas have consequences, Shakespeare reminds us, and bad ideas have bad consequences.    

Is a War Against the Family Being Waged in the West?

Is a War Against the Family Being Waged in the West?

How do we continue to exist in a culture that brands traditional morality oppressive?

University Abandons Math Requirement, Embraces Diversity

University Abandons Math Requirement, Embraces Diversity

As much as we love diversity, will the idea that it can and should replace the learning of factual knowledge eventually lead to our ruin as a nation?

Mateen Transcript: Why are References to ISIS Being Scrubbed?

Mateen Transcript: Why are References to ISIS Being Scrubbed?

Will this feed the narrative that the White House can't classify Islamic terrorism as such?

'Just Be You': Our Culture's Sad Embrace of Moral Anarchy

'Just Be You': Our Culture's Sad Embrace of Moral Anarchy

Chase Bank's low-brow slogan encapsulates our embrace of relativism and maudlin self-love.

What U.S. Students Miss by Not Learning Latin

What U.S. Students Miss by Not Learning Latin

A 15 year-old student from Athens, Georgia made waves when he won an international Latin competition.

1945 Orwell Essay: A Description of Modern America?

1945 Orwell Essay: A Description of Modern America?

Has America’s lack of knowledge, critical thinking, and logical ability caused her citizens to succumb to self-deception?

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