The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

The F-Bomb and the Age of Public Crudity

The F-Bomb and the Age of Public Crudity

I would contend that the word is emblematic of the crudity of our culture at large, a four-letter banner of our decadence.

The Sad Death of 'All Politics is Local'

The Sad Death of 'All Politics is Local'

For nearly a quarter-century, the midterm elections that used to center on bread-and-butter issues like schools, crime—“the economy, stupid”—have now been little more than proxy wars to impeach the sitting president.

‘I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States

‘I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First Trip to the United States

America’s greatness is not always measured like in the movies or a campaign speech. Sometimes, an anonymous act of gratitude is proof enough, even if we, as Americans, don’t always see it that way.

How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

How to Avoid Becoming a Self-Righteous Virtue Signaler

Condemnation by the self-righteous—what some call virtue signaling—is rampant these days.

7 Ways to Teach Civil Discourse to Students

7 Ways to Teach Civil Discourse to Students

If young people are to engage in democracy and society, young people need to learn how to respectfully disagree.

Prominent Surgeon: Medical Students Now Struggle to Conduct Surgeries

Prominent Surgeon: Medical Students Now Struggle to Conduct Surgeries

No one likes to go under the knife... and unfortunately, that experience is set to get worse. 

When It Comes to Gender, Science and Political Correctness Don't Mix

When It Comes to Gender, Science and Political Correctness Don't Mix

All of a sudden, about five years ago, something unsettled the science on sex and gender. Unfortunately, what unsettled the science was not better science, but political ideology. 

Is a Second Reformation Unfolding in Front of Our Eyes?

Is a Second Reformation Unfolding in Front of Our Eyes?

Today's reformation has many similarities with the one which occurred 500 years ago, only today's is not happening in the churches.

Why Has Halloween Become So Popular Among Adults?

Why Has Halloween Become So Popular Among Adults?

Halloween used to be kid stuff. To quit dressing up was an important rite of passage. It meant you were one step closer to becoming an adult. Not anymore.

Birthright Citizenship: Should We Keep It?

Birthright Citizenship: Should We Keep It?

One vexing current problem centers on who becomes the citizen of a given country, since citizenship confers voting rights.

How Dumbed Down Education is Creating a National Security Crisis

How Dumbed Down Education is Creating a National Security Crisis

I know many young people who are educated, fit, and morally sound. I am certain my readers do as well. We just need more like them.

Caravan Contradictions

Caravan Contradictions

For all the staged midterm theatrics, the caravan illustrates the abject ironies and paradoxes of the entire illegal alien project.

Physician: Sex Changes Are Not the Common Sense Approach to Gender Dysphoria in Kids

Physician: Sex Changes Are Not the Common Sense Approach to Gender Dysphoria in Kids

Is society so eager to affirm and advance those who struggle with gender dysphoria that it overlooks common sense and solid research?

Men and Women: Should We Just Call the Whole Thing Off?

Men and Women: Should We Just Call the Whole Thing Off?

It's a draw in the battle of the sexes and marriage rates are plummeting. Thank the extremists.

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

In an age where individuals are increasingly falling for socialist nostrums, Thomas Merton provides timeless lessons about why people choose bankrupt ideologies such as communism.   

Is Gender Equality a Self-defeating Goal?

Is Gender Equality a Self-defeating Goal?

Gender equality aims at a self-sufficiency of sameness even in marriage and family life. How many people really prefer that?

The Myth Making of Antifa Intellectuals

The Myth Making of Antifa Intellectuals

They claim they've merely inherited a tradition from the 1930s Left. Here's why that's wrong.

The Creepy Normalization of Bulverism

The Creepy Normalization of Bulverism

What is Bulverism and why has it become so prevalent?

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Advice for a World Plagued by Chaos and Victimhood

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Advice for a World Plagued by Chaos and Victimhood

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago offers some poignant advice for dealing with the friction in today's society.

A Remarkably Hard College Course Proves Remarkably Popular

A Remarkably Hard College Course Proves Remarkably Popular

We’re used to hearing that American college students don’t like reading and avoid tough courses where they have to. But a new course at the University of Oklahoma (OU) proves that many students are eager for a demanding course.

Why Speaking Like Pepé Le Pew May Soon Be a Crime in France

Why Speaking Like Pepé Le Pew May Soon Be a Crime in France

The idea that making fun of accents is a kind of hate speech might sound absurd to many Americans, but it fits into Europe’s approach to free speech in recent years.

Want Strong Social Skills? Top Execs Say These 4 Steps Are a Must.

Want Strong Social Skills? Top Execs Say These 4 Steps Are a Must.

What exactly is socialization and why does it matter if an individual has good social skills?

Beyond Climate Change: 3 Important Economic Contributions of Nobel Prize Winner William Nordhaus

Beyond Climate Change: 3 Important Economic Contributions of Nobel Prize Winner William Nordhaus

Nordhaus’ contributions to economic science aren’t confined to the field of climate change. Here are three other contributions that give insight into the work of this celebrated economist.

Jordan Peterson and His Enemies

Jordan Peterson and His Enemies

The Canadian psychologist has set off left-wing ideological Geiger counters around the world, and for good reason.

Government Economists Offer Window Into What a Socialist US Economy Would Look Like

Government Economists Offer Window Into What a Socialist US Economy Would Look Like

With the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse. But are its prospects as rosy as they appear?

Parents, If We’re Going to Have Smart Government—Teach Your Kids Civics

Parents, If We’re Going to Have Smart Government—Teach Your Kids Civics

Our students are ill-prepared to become voting adults, but the blame shouldn’t be placed squarely on our schools.

Those With One Sexual Partner in Their Lifetime More Likely to Have Happy Marriage

Those With One Sexual Partner in Their Lifetime More Likely to Have Happy Marriage

It may not be the ideal found in our popular culture, post sexual revolution, but a new data analysis finds that having just one sexual partner makes for happier marriages.

Subprime Loans Are Back, Proving We Have Learned Nothing from 2008

Subprime Loans Are Back, Proving We Have Learned Nothing from 2008

For as often as the phrase “history repeats itself” is used, it’s shocking how rare it is for mankind to actually learn from its mistakes.

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