Western Civilization

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Winter 2014 Academic Questions Features Special Section, “God and Guns”

Dec 17, 2014 by NAS |

The special section of the winter 2014 Academic Questions highlights campus attitudes toward guns and religion.

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After the Interregnum

Dec 05, 2014 by Patrick J. Deneen |

In "God's and Guns," a special section of the Winter 2014 Academic Questions, Patrick J. Deneen finds that both sides in the latest stage of the Culture Wars "represent a betrayal of the proper mission of higher education."

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Academic Social Science and our Capitalist Economy

Oct 15, 2014 by William H. Young |

William Young assesses the impact of contemporary social science on the economy.

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Fall 2014 Academic Questions Highlights Western Culture and Tradition

Aug 14, 2014 by NAS |

The fall 2014 issue of Academic Questions offers special essays, poetry, and reviews that illimune the foundations of Western tradition.

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Small Latin, and Less Greek

Aug 13, 2014 by Bruce S. Thornton |

Bruce Thornton, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor at California State University, Fresno, reviews Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations by Mary Beard.

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Saving Civilization, K-5 Edition: An Address at Great Hearts Academy

Aug 05, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood addresses elementary school teachers on the grammar school as the "engine of civilization" at Great Hearts Academy in Phoeniz, Arizona.

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How Beauteous Mankind Isn’t: Reflections on Today’s Brave New World

Jun 19, 2014 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne sees in today’s world elements from Huxley’s dystopia: birth control as environmentalism, world citizenship, slogans, indifference to “old things,” and abiding adolescence. 

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Test Your Knowledge: The Deaths of Western Civ

Dec 10, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

This grave quiz unearths the ends of Western civ's greats. 

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Test Your Knowledge: Doubting Thomas

Nov 26, 2013 by Michael Toscano |

How well do you know the Thomases of Western Civilization?

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This Week: Western Civilization and the Academy Conference

Apr 09, 2013 by Crystal Plum |

Saint Vincent College is hosting a conference to explore the roots, extent, and long-term consequences of the academic shift away from the study of Western civilization.

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Reproaching the Rich

Jan 10, 2013 by William H. Young |

William Young examines public perceptions of wealth distribution in present-day America.

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Lingua Latina Manet in Aeternum

Nov 15, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

A suppposedly "dead" language actually seems pretty lively.

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Democratic Engagement and Governance: Part I

Nov 15, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young compares traditional republican governmental principles with the current democratic engagement initiatives promoted on college campuses.

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Capitalism and Governance

Nov 08, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the relationship between governmental regulation and economic growth.

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Jacques Barzun Remembered

Oct 31, 2012 by Steve Balch |

NAS founder Steve Balch remembers legendary scholar of Western civilization Jacques Barzun, who died at age 104.

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