Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West
A ‘freeborn mind’ results in a richer and happier life, Lewis argued. But he saw that vanishing in modern society.
The increase in spending at restaurants may tell us something about the state of our society.
Books are not going anywhere. But the myth that they are disappearing is likely to endure.
Are humans simply clever apes who follow our instincts in order to gratify our material needs? Or are we something more?
Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, won’t use the pronouns “zie” or “hir,” and it could cost him his job.
The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back.
The Industrial Revolution, and the fossil fuels that powered it, contributed to the liberation of humankind.
Instead of reflexively defending the frumpy look, do we need to rationally consider the messages that such clothes convey about us to others?
Is it possible that the next generation is on the verge of accepting today’s political opinions as historical fact?
Not just anyone is allowed to participate in Halloween.
A poll of 700 people revealed that many voters lack a basic understanding on many key issues.
'Rather than confront the disagreements and the differences of opinion, we’ll just simply annihilate the person who disagrees.'
If, as most Americans believe, a border fence is not justified, then neither is the current system of visa policies.
It may sound naïve, but it’s a good question, and one to which historians, sociologists and philosophers need to put their mind.
A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.
Alexis de Tocqueville offers some insight.
Kaepernick is exercising more than his right to free speech.
America’s so-called Greatest Generation is great only in comparison to the rubbish that followed them, which frankly and literally they begat.
Can we be said to be using a phrase incorrectly if it has assumed a new meaning by being repeatedly used in a certain way?
Time for a new model?
It seems clear to me that both presidential candidates have committed grave wrongs in their treatment of women.
Chores cement children as part of the household and part of the family while giving them skills they will use throughout life.
Plebeians of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your liberty.
John King is advocating for more civics education. But are his reasons for it flawed?
"For me, the concept of being ‘happily unmarried’ doesn’t exist. It’s just a self-protection mechanism against sadness and rejection."
"We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."
We have a world of knowledge at our fingertips, and not many are partaking.
Amazing what propaganda combined with a lack of knowledge can do...