Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
The Founding Fathers debated whether the Constitution should include a Bill of Rights at all.
Depression is a terrible beast, isn’t it?
Many children are no longer familiar with a key source which Charles Schulz used for his inspiration.
Do we have a lot more "geniuses" in this country than we realize?
Have we come to believe that manners are bonds of affliction, rather than affection?
"The symptoms were obvious. I cajoled. French parents did not cajole. I wheedled. French parents definitely did not wheedle."
“I started with this idea in my head, ‘Dere’s two things I’ve got a right to, and dese are, Death or Liberty..."
When it comes to an emphasis on the individual, Americans lead the pack.
College Kid: “Good for you!”
By avoiding difficult texts in our colleges and universities, have we tossed out the opportunities to create many real “geniuses”?
The culture of coddling and protection which we have built is the culprit.
Nietzsche's fear was that Western man would reject the Superman in favor of the “Last Man.”
Is there evil in the heart of all men?
Today the education system and news media fail to awaken this power of reasoning in most.
Recently, Stanford students voted down a petition to include a Western civilization course as part of the curriculum.
Is it too late to encourage colleges to start acting like actual institutions of higher learning rather than a glorified form of preschool?
The Sage of Monticello read much more than treatises on government.
Alexis de Tocqueville raised the connection between equality and community in his classic work Democracy in America.
The recent viral zombie prank has an interesting parallel to Americans' lack of knowledge.
“Remember that Time is Money."
King Abdullah of Jordan, a Muslim, announced that he is funding the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
That’s what a psychologist argued on Reddit.
Officials at Queen’s University Belfast announced they have solid evidence of where Hannibal’s army crossed into Italia, finally answering the question that perplexed historians for centuries.
It all goes back to how much the teacher knows.
7 quotes on what they thought
These classic, core values apply to a Gentlemen from any century.
Today’s education system too often emphasizes quantity over quality.
Americans today might do well to heed Bonhoeffer’s warning.