The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Why High Voter Participation is Overrated

Why High Voter Participation is Overrated

Is it time to stop making people feel guilty for not going to the polls?

Will Downton Abbey’s Gender Problem Be Solved in the 21st Century?

Will Downton Abbey’s Gender Problem Be Solved in the 21st Century?

A British aristocrat has daughters but no sons, thus his title and estate must pass to a distant male relative. It’s the classic plot device in many famous stories – ranging from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the TV show Downton Abbey.

Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less

Why It Matters That Teens Are Reading Less

If print starts to die, a lot will go with it.

Google and Apple Are Recognizing the Façade of the Education System

Google and Apple Are Recognizing the Façade of the Education System

The question is, will the rest of America do the same?

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Teacher Punishes Student… for Good Manners

Why have good manners become an object of scorn?

MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech Is Coming True, His Niece Says

MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech Is Coming True, His Niece Says

The time is ripe, she said, for America to embrace the values that her uncle fought and prayed for.

Stop Criminalizing Parenthood

Stop Criminalizing Parenthood

Parents today are less afraid that their child will be kidnapped or hit by a car if they let them play outside and much more afraid that an onlooker will call the cops on them.

Why Every Sane Society Encourages Marriage, Not Divorce

Why Every Sane Society Encourages Marriage, Not Divorce

Chesterton was generally sympathetic to the plight of the poor, but not in the case of easy divorce.

Menopause Cafe: The Latest Trend in Workplace Equality

Menopause Cafe: The Latest Trend in Workplace Equality

Misogyny is increasingly viewed as a hate crime.

Christopher Robin and the Value of Doing Nothing

Christopher Robin and the Value of Doing Nothing

The curative for a society drowning in busyness?

Why Education is the ‘Fraud of the Age’

Why Education is the ‘Fraud of the Age’

We've long been told that education is the salvation of the world. But is it?

When Will Men in Hats Come Back?

When Will Men in Hats Come Back?

Whatever happened to the hat?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Chores: The Secret to Childhood Happiness?

Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?

Can Sexual Orientation Change?

Can Sexual Orientation Change?

A new study sheds some light on the issue.

High Schoolers Don't Read Books Anymore… and Why That Sets Them Up for Failure

High Schoolers Don't Read Books Anymore… and Why That Sets Them Up for Failure

Forty years ago, 60 percent of high school kids read books daily. Not anymore.

How Low-Energy Parents Can Get Their Children to Cooperate
Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

Former Syracuse Professor Explains Why the University Should Not Be a Shopping Mall

But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?

Motherhood: Why Society is Making it the Most Stress-Ridden Career

Motherhood: Why Society is Making it the Most Stress-Ridden Career

Don’t criminalise mothers who make level-headed decisions regarding the welfare of their children, whom they have no intention to “wilfully neglect.”

Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

Urban Violence Begins in Broken Homes

Making a child is not hard to do. Raising a child and conveying the values and rules that make for a successful life and responsible adulthood is.

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

Colleges exist to foster critical thinking and to teach students useful knowledge germane to a legitimate academic discipline. Social justice, however, is not a legitimate academic discipline, but rather an empty slogan.

Soulmate Marriage: An Unrealistic Goal?

Soulmate Marriage: An Unrealistic Goal?

Is it time we abandon our unrealistic expectations of marriage?

Why Minimal Sleep is Not a Badge of Honor

Why Minimal Sleep is Not a Badge of Honor

Is rest more essential than we realize?

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Revered College President Explains What Parents Miss in Preparing Their Children for College

Some prime advice from the late University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.

What Putin is Doing Right... and What the West is Not Doing at All

What Putin is Doing Right... and What the West is Not Doing at All

Putin is promoting the very thing that the West has abandoned.

The Trend Suggesting Millennials are Feeling Their Childless Void

The Trend Suggesting Millennials are Feeling Their Childless Void

Do millennials have a deep longing to be a nurturing caregiver?

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

5 Reasons to Avoid Ad Hominem Arguments

Despite the proliferation of the ad hominem, there are serious reasons it should be avoided. Here are five of them.

How the Summer Gave Me Hope for the Future

How the Summer Gave Me Hope for the Future

Perhaps the future isn’t as bleak as we’ve been led to believe.

How 'The Abolition of Man' Destroys the Idols of the Postmodern Age

How 'The Abolition of Man' Destroys the Idols of the Postmodern Age

In the modern world, C.S. Lewis argues in The Abolition of Man, we have trained the head and encouraged the heart, while neglecting the soul, the most important part of the person. As Lewis so scathingly puts it, we are producing men without chests.

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