The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

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?

US Has History of Banning Immigrants with Radical Ideas

US Has History of Banning Immigrants with Radical Ideas

The U.S. government denies green cards to communists 25 years after the Cold War. Why not immigrants with other radical ideologies?

 Jo Cox: looking at refugees with a mother’s heart

Jo Cox: looking at refugees with a mother’s heart

The murdered British MP wanted Britain to take more child refugees.

Is Islam Actually a Christian Heresy?

Is Islam Actually a Christian Heresy?

Some influential authors have made that charge throughout history. 

Ex-CIA Officer: US needs to hear ISIS' policy concerns

Ex-CIA Officer: US needs to hear ISIS' policy concerns

'Hearing them out on policy concerns is actually an amazing thing.'

Being 'Wise' is better than Being 'Smart'

Being 'Wise' is better than Being 'Smart'

"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?"

Latin America: Way more violent than the U.S.
Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told

Fathers: Not as Worthless as We’ve Been Told

Is it time we recognized that fathers are far more valuable and positively influential in a child’s life than we give them credit for?

Reuters: 50% now support ban on Muslims entering U.S.

Reuters: 50% now support ban on Muslims entering U.S.

Huge change following the Orlando massacre.

ACT: College Kids Can’t Discern Between Fact & Opinion

ACT: College Kids Can’t Discern Between Fact & Opinion

18% of college instructors rated their first-year students as well-prepared in the area of “distinguishing among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment.”

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

Locke said tolerance was the chief characteristic of the true Christian.

Understanding the Logic of our Cultural Chaos

Understanding the Logic of our Cultural Chaos

We’re in a time of transition. 

Like Father, Like Son?

Like Father, Like Son?

It’s certainly not hard to see how Omar Mateen came to hold his views

Why Conservatives Are Losing - Part 2

Why Conservatives Are Losing - Part 2

This post examines another aspect of why conservatism is in crisis today.

Oxford Scholar: 5 Problems with Today’s Education System

Oxford Scholar: 5 Problems with Today’s Education System

Is the biggest defect of today’s education system the fact that we have failed to teach children to learn and think for themselves?

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

‘If you take away religion, you can’t hire enough police.’

Muslims in Europe: Immigrants or Invaders?

Muslims in Europe: Immigrants or Invaders?

A Catholic Bishop referred to Muslims coming to Europe as "invaders," a sharp contrast from the position taken by Pope Francis. 

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

If Americans aren’t informing their minds by reading, should we be surprised when we get the candidates, laws, and culture that we do?

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

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