Western Civilization

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Thomas Lindsay On Why the Humanities Are Really in Trouble

Dec 17, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Thomas Lindsay explains that the humanities long ago sold out to ideology and "critical thinking," and haven't been worth the money for some time. 

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Virtue and Western Civilization

Dec 15, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the decline of virtue, once integral to the educational process in the Western tradition.

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Leaf-Taking

Dec 12, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood argues that the contemporary university should dethrone “critical thinking.”

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Steve Balch on WTGD Radio: The Importance of Teaching Western Civilization

Dec 08, 2011 by Kate Hamilton |

NAS Chairman Steve Balch appeared on a local Wisconsin public radio program to discuss the reasons why classes on Western Civilization should be a required component of the undergraduate curriculum.

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Civic Virtue and Western Civilization

Dec 01, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the tradition of civic virtue in the Western tradition, and ponders the consequences of its decline.

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Science and Western Civilization

Nov 23, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the development of science in the Western intellectual tradition, noting that it has unfortunately become loosed from its original moorings.

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Postmodern Science and Western Civilization

Nov 17, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young assesses the impact of postmodern ideology on the natural sciences.

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STEM and Western Civilization

Nov 10, 2011 by William H. Young |

Education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is indeed lagging badly. William Young argues that a misguided preoccupation with "gender parity" in the sciences can only obstruct the path to improvement.

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Postmodern Mesmerists and Western Civilization

Nov 03, 2011 by William H. Young |

Although the American Founders were not seduced by fashionable pseudo-science from France, William Young notes that contemporary academics have eagerly embraced it.

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Identity Group Factions and Western Civilization

Oct 27, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young concludes a two-part examination of factions with a discussion of contemporary identity-group politics.

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Factions and Western Civilization

Oct 20, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young continues his series with an examination of factions, the "mortal diseases" which have plagued republican governments since antiquity.

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Individual Responsibility and Western Civilization

Oct 06, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the concept of individual responsibility in Western Civilization, and argues for its revival in contemporary America.

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Reciprocity and Western Civilization

Sep 29, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young continues his series with this dicussion of reciprocity in the Western social tradition.

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Milestones for the NAS

Sep 21, 2011 by Peter Wood |

NAS's two signal events in 2011 pointed college students back to the core principles of the liberal arts and sciences.

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Competency and Western Civilization

Sep 15, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the decline of the competency that is vital to a skilled workforce.

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