The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

C.S. Lewis Explains How Governments Create ‘Tame Human Animals’

C.S. Lewis Explains How Governments Create ‘Tame Human Animals’

A ‘freeborn mind’ results in a richer and happier life, Lewis argued. But he saw that vanishing in modern society.

Is Loneliness Driving People to Eat Out More?

Is Loneliness Driving People to Eat Out More?

The increase in spending at restaurants may tell us something about the state of our society.

The Myth of the Disappearing Book

The Myth of the Disappearing Book

Books are not going anywhere. But the myth that they are disappearing is likely to endure. 

What Are We? Answering the Riddle of Mankind

What Are We? Answering the Riddle of Mankind

Are humans simply clever apes who follow our instincts in order to gratify our material needs? Or are we something more? 

Jordan Peterson: Univ. Laying Groundwork to 'Take Action Against Me'

Jordan Peterson: Univ. Laying Groundwork to 'Take Action Against Me'

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.

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back. 

Three Cheers for the Industrial Revolution–and the Fossil Fuels that Drove it

Three Cheers for the Industrial Revolution–and the Fossil Fuels that Drove it

The Industrial Revolution, and the fossil fuels that powered it, contributed to the liberation of humankind.

A Case Against Frumpiness

A Case Against Frumpiness

Instead of reflexively defending the frumpy look, do we need to rationally consider the messages that such clothes convey about us to others?

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Is it possible that the next generation is on the verge of accepting today’s political opinions as historical fact?

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Not just anyone is allowed to participate in Halloween.

Poll: Voters Ignorant On Issues That Affect Them

Poll: Voters Ignorant On Issues That Affect Them

A poll of 700 people revealed that many voters lack a basic understanding on many key issues.

Justice Clarence Thomas On Why Our Government is ‘Broken’

Justice Clarence Thomas On Why Our Government is ‘Broken’

'Rather than confront the disagreements and the differences of opinion, we’ll just simply annihilate the person who disagrees.' 

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

If, as most Americans believe, a border fence is not justified, then neither is the current system of visa policies.

Why Did the Sexual Revolution Happen?

Why Did the Sexual Revolution Happen?

It may sound naïve, but it’s a good question, and one to which historians, sociologists and philosophers need to put their mind. 

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.

Why Most People Today Are Acting Rather Than Thinking

Why Most People Today Are Acting Rather Than Thinking

Alexis de Tocqueville offers some insight.

‘Sweet Land of Liberty’: Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

‘Sweet Land of Liberty’: Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

Kaepernick is exercising more than his right to free speech.

The Greatest Generation? What Malarkey!

The Greatest Generation? What Malarkey!

America’s so-called Greatest Generation is great only in comparison to the rubbish that followed them, which frankly and literally they begat.

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

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?

The ‘Feel Good’ Approach is Not Working for Churches
Can We Restore Dignity to Our Degraded Times?

Can We Restore Dignity to Our Degraded Times?

It seems clear to me that both presidential candidates have committed grave wrongs in their treatment of women.

In Defense of Chores

In Defense of Chores

Chores cement children as part of the household and part of the family while giving them skills they will use throughout life.

Freedom Comes at a Price–And We Don’t Want to Pay It

Freedom Comes at a Price–And We Don’t Want to Pay It

Plebeians of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your liberty.

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

John King is advocating for more civics education. But are his reasons for it flawed?

‘Unhappily Unmarrieds’ – Are There More Than We Realize?

‘Unhappily Unmarrieds’ – Are There More Than We Realize?

"For me, the concept of being ‘happily unmarried’ doesn’t exist. It’s just a self-protection mechanism against sadness and rejection."

C.S. Lewis: 3 Reasons Why Students Should Read Old Books

C.S. Lewis: 3 Reasons Why Students Should Read Old Books

"We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."

Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die

Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die

We have a world of knowledge at our fingertips, and not many are partaking.

Americans are Embracing Bad Government Because They Don’t Know History

Americans are Embracing Bad Government Because They Don’t Know History

Amazing what propaganda combined with a lack of knowledge can do...

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