Western Civilization

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Under Eastern Eyes

May 14, 2012 by Steve Balch |

This review of Ibn Warraq's new book Why the West Is Best, which makes a case for the greatness of Western values, appears in the summer 2012 issue of Academic Questions (volume 25, number 2).

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Democracy

May 10, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses contemporary notions of democracy and social progress.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Community Colleges

May 03, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the role of Community Colleges in American higher education.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Opportunity

Apr 26, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses current problems and prospects of opportunities in the workforce.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Social Darwinism

Apr 19, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the reputation and reality of Social Darwinism's influence on business practices.

Capitalism and Western Civilization: Inequality

Apr 12, 2012 by William H. Young |

William Young analyzes the current controversy over wealth inequalities.

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.

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