The West

Western Civilization, Western Tradition, History of the West

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.

How to Replicate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Education for Your Child

How to Replicate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Education for Your Child

Parents can glean a number of insights from Tolkien’s upbringing in the hopes of awakening some of the same hidden genius in their own offspring.

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

Free Student Seminar: America's Founding Principles

On Tuesday, August 7, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students to our seminar 'America's Founding Principles'.

How Ideological Polarization Harms Society

How Ideological Polarization Harms Society

Unless we are willing to open ourselves up to criticism and freely weigh, discuss, and consider the ideologies behind opposing viewpoints, will we not continue to relegate ourselves to a society where contention reigns supreme? 

My 25th Wedding Anniversary Is This Week. Here’s the Secret to a Happy Marriage.

My 25th Wedding Anniversary Is This Week. Here’s the Secret to a Happy Marriage.

To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage.

Leonard Bernstein’s Search for Faith

Leonard Bernstein’s Search for Faith

As conductor, as composer, and as mass-media music educator, Bernstein made Western art music more than accessible: He made it understandable. And at the root of this understanding was his idea of faith.

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."

Elon Musk and the Excessive Adoration of Technology Visionaries

Elon Musk and the Excessive Adoration of Technology Visionaries

Should we be looking to tech visionaries for life advice and personal guidance?

Why Deep Thinkers Are Often Societal Outcasts

Why Deep Thinkers Are Often Societal Outcasts

Civilizations have never truly appreciated the virtue of men like Socrates.

Are We Populating Ourselves Out of Existence?

Are We Populating Ourselves Out of Existence?

Happy World Population Day! Should we be worried about whether the earth can support us? 

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