Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
In watching the 2016 campaigns unfold, it’s hard not to be depressed.
Understanding a controversial alternative to socialism and plutocracy.
In 16th century Japan, a man named Toyotomi Hideyoshi tried to confiscate every single sword in Japan not owned by a samurai.
'I abominate and detest the idea of a government, where there is a standing army.'
There is a reason we use the world ‘roman’ as an adjective today.
Here’s what it does say.
The message the poet means to convey in his epic are not historical facts, but eternal moral truths.
Progressivism has a strong competitive advantage.
'The self-assertive shrillness of protest arises because the facts of incommensurability ensure that protestors can never win an argument...'
The purpose of life is not worldly riches and the creature comforts they can purchase. Such trinkets can never satisfy the needs of the soul.
It rested in the idea that God makes nothing in vain, and that Grace perfects fallen nature.
Will other nations take notice?
“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within.”
While Americans often view monarchy as an authoritarian form of government, the methods employed by the US government would yield Burkian disapproval.
The first French edition of “Mein Kampf” was published in 1934 by an eccentric, right-wing publisher named Fernand Sorlot.
An insight from his 1945 essay "Politics and the English Language".
The head of a prominent reading organization just bashed classic stories... is she misguided?
Democracies can be tyrannical, too.
Forty-five percent of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited the Earth.
Not good considering that only 12 percent of American high school students are proficient in history.
The best and clearest way that I can exemplify the harmful effects of distraction-addiction is to recall my experience in prison.
If we continually prop those who fail, are we putting not only them, but all students at risk of a poorer quality education?
There are two contending worldviews shaping the debate today: Christianity and Marxism. Their lists of sins reveal a lot.
Is it the case that most people choose not to pursue truth and goodness?
There is a decentralization movement brewing in the United States that looks different than Brexit.
Benjamin Franklin once spent a night in bed with John Adams explaining his (correct) theory on the common cold.
Scrutinize his written documents, not off-the-cuff comments.