Western Civilization

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Capitalism and Western Civilization: Education

Apr 05, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the state of contemporary education and finds it wanting

Metamorphosis

Mar 30, 2012 by Steve Balch |

NAS board chairman Steve Balch argues that American students must study Western civilization to understand the epochal way in which it has transformed the human condition. This article appeared in the spring 2012 "Why Study the…

A Thought-Provoking ‘Is the West Best?’ Discussion with Ibn Warraq

Mar 29, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

At a lively panel discussion on Wednesday at Saint Francis College, authors Ibn Warraq and Paul Berman, and journalist Sohrab Ahmari reflected on the worth of Western civilization.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Independence

Mar 29, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the idea of the independent economic individual and his return to the workplace.

Our Western Heritage: An Interview with Robert George

Mar 28, 2012 by Carol Iannone |

Robert George speaks with AQ’s Carol Iannone about why students today deserve and need to study and understand the West. This interview appears in the spring 2012 "Why Study the West" issue of Academic Questions (volume…

Comments on “The Razor’s Edge”

Mar 26, 2012 by Daniel Asia |

A brief look at Fox's article on Western Civilization.

The Great Tradition

Mar 22, 2012 by Eva Brann |

St. John's College's longest serving tutor regards Western civilization as an ongoing conversation best joined through immersion in a "Great Books" curriculum. This article appears in the spring 2012 "Why Study the West?"…

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.

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