Western Civilization

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The Razor’s Edge

Mar 20, 2012 by Robin Fox |

Professor Fox emphasizes the importance of teaching Western culture, given the fragility of today's liberal democratic societies, which exist "on a razor's edge." This article appears in the spring 2012 "Why Study the West?"…

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Growth

Mar 08, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young describes the process of economic growth in modern capitialist economies.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Finance

Mar 01, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses aspects and issues in modern financial capitalism.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Productivity

Feb 23, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young analyzes the development of increased productivity in modern capitalism.

 

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Corporations

Feb 16, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young explains the role corporations in the development of modern capitalism.

Capitalism and Western Civilization - Metamorphosis

Feb 09, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young describes the development of modern capitalism's productive capacity.

Capitalism and Western Civilization - The Founding

Feb 02, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the founding of the American commercial republic in the context of Western Civilization.

Capitalism and Western Civilization - Human Nature

Jan 26, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the role of human nature in shaping modern capitalism.

Capitalism and Western Civilization - Exchange

Jan 19, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young begins a new series on Capitalism and Western Civilization with an analysis of its philosophical and moral basis.

Nowhere But the West

Jan 12, 2012 by Steve Balch |

Steve Balch reviews The Uniqueness of Western Civilization by Ricardo Duchesne. This review appears in the winter 2011 issue of Academic Questions, volume 24, number 4.

Voluptuousness and Western Civilization

Dec 22, 2011 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the traditional Western view of voluptuousness in light of contemporary hedonism and self-gratification.

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. 

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.

Leaf-Taking

Dec 12, 2011 by Peter Wood |

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

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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