The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

Suicide in America Is Surging. What’s Driving This Mentality of Despair?

With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain—both of whom authorities believe took their own life—it’s easy to wonder if an epidemic of suicide is upon us.

Will Durant on How the Socialism of Imperial Rome Ushered in Feudalism

Will Durant on How the Socialism of Imperial Rome Ushered in Feudalism

Socialism isn't new; it was even wrecking economies back in Ancient Rome.

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

Does Robbing Children of Work Deny Them a Sense of Fulfillment?

"They're not asked to do anything to contribute to a neighborhood or family or community," Lewis told NPR. "And that really erodes their sense of self-worth."

Why People in the UK (and U.S. Media) Should Go Back and Read John Milton’s 'Areopagitikos'

Why People in the UK (and U.S. Media) Should Go Back and Read John Milton’s 'Areopagitikos'

Tommy’s Robinson’s imprisonment reveals that free speech no longer holds the exalted status it once held in the Western world.

Doctor Explains Why Parents Shouldn’t Encourage Boys to Play with Dolls

Doctor Explains Why Parents Shouldn’t Encourage Boys to Play with Dolls

Encouraging boys to embrace girl toys and behaviors is growing in popularity, particularly with rising interest in gender neutral child-rearing. But is it the best move for boys?

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.

5 Financial Benefits Singles are Missing by Being Single

5 Financial Benefits Singles are Missing by Being Single

On a purely selfish level, is marriage still worth the struggle and fuss?

How the Church of Climate Change Resembles a (Deadly) Cult

How the Church of Climate Change Resembles a (Deadly) Cult

Doomsday is not around the corner; doomsday is in the heads of those who have swigged the climate-change Kool-Aid.

Politicized Classrooms Are a Problem. But Are State Legislatures Really the Solution?

Politicized Classrooms Are a Problem. But Are State Legislatures Really the Solution?

Efforts are underway to address the problem of politicized classrooms in our public schools.

Yale Student Explains Why It’s Necessary to Encourage Two-Parent Families

Yale Student Explains Why It’s Necessary to Encourage Two-Parent Families

Rob Henderson overcame the odds of broken homes and foster care and graduated from Yale. His experiences have convinced him that two parents are essential to the well-being of children.

What Getting Out of Bed in the Morning Can Teach Us About Success and Human Nature

What Getting Out of Bed in the Morning Can Teach Us About Success and Human Nature

In his 'Meditations,' Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius observed that a key to growth is training ourselves to do the things we don't wish to do.

Patriotism: Why So Many Intellectuals Can’t Understand It

Patriotism: Why So Many Intellectuals Can’t Understand It

Sam Haselby says this “should be the end times” for American patriotism. Yet the opposite seems to be happening, and he can’t understand why.

The Intellectual Absurdity of Championing Diversity While Condemning 'Cultural Appropriation'

The Intellectual Absurdity of Championing Diversity While Condemning 'Cultural Appropriation'

It’s not cultural appropriation, it’s “cultural appreciation.”

Democrats and Republicans Agree: Public Schools Stink

Democrats and Republicans Agree: Public Schools Stink

Recognizing a problem is the first step toward solving it.

Do Barn Weddings Diminish the Solemnity of Marriage?

Do Barn Weddings Diminish the Solemnity of Marriage?

Might the latest wedding trend detract from the solemnity of marriage?

Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?

Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?

Millennials think socialism sounds great... until they have to deal with the effects of the system.

How to Respond to the Incel Movement

How to Respond to the Incel Movement

Incels (Involuntary Celibate men) are both examples and victims of the victim-based identity politics that pervades our culture.

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

Do women and young girls need to realize that being a wife and a mother is not a life of drudgery and oblivion?

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

Was the 8th grade education of the past just as challenging academically, if not more so, than that which happens in today's college classrooms?

Why Mike Rowe’s Newest Show Is an Antidote to Our Toxic Culture

Why Mike Rowe’s Newest Show Is an Antidote to Our Toxic Culture

Returning the Favor is Mr. Rowe’s newest show, created in 2017, and celebrating, instead of the blue-collar worker, the common volunteer.

7 Basic Things All Parents Should Teach Their Children

7 Basic Things All Parents Should Teach Their Children

While it’s worthwhile to explore the pros and cons of attachment parenting, Tiger Moms, or free-range concepts, do we get too caught up in these theories? And in so doing, do we forget the basics every parent should pass on to a child in order to ensure that he or she becomes a flourishing adult?

Marcus Aurelius on How to Turn Around a Rotten Day

Marcus Aurelius on How to Turn Around a Rotten Day

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius believed that battling reality was futile.

Why Joanna Gaines’ New Book Has Soared to the Top of the Bestseller List

Why Joanna Gaines’ New Book Has Soared to the Top of the Bestseller List

Some of this is likely due to Joanna Gaines’ celebrity status. But after looking through her cookbook, I can’t help but wonder if there’s something more than popularity generating the chart-topping sales.

Most Americans Can’t Answer These Four Civics Questions… Here’s One Reason Why

Most Americans Can’t Answer These Four Civics Questions… Here’s One Reason Why

Those who fail to understand the principles upon which our government is founded risk losing their freedoms.

Journalist: Public Schools Are Designed to Create ‘Standardized’ Children (and Modern Evidence Suggests They Do)
Why Students Need to Nature Today More Than Ever

Why Students Need to Nature Today More Than Ever

Part of the growing process is not simply taking risks and enduring obstacles.

Alfie Evans, and the Value of a Single Human Life

Alfie Evans, and the Value of a Single Human Life

The most obvious issue is this: “What is the meaning and value of a single human life?”

Why America Can’t Figure Out Melania’s Confident Fashion Statements

Why America Can’t Figure Out Melania’s Confident Fashion Statements

The first state dinner hosted by the Trumps was received with great pomp, circumstance, and, per usual, titter over the little details. Perhaps not surprisingly, it was First Lady Melania Trump’s fashion choices that generated a lot of attention.

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