Western Civilization

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Update on the State of Western Civilization at Stanford

May 02, 2016 by Stanford Review Editorial Board |

Earlier this year the Stanford Review petitioned for a Western Civilization course requirement in the University's core curriculum. Their Editorial Board provides an update on the initiative.

Stanford Students: Offering Western Civilization Classes Destroys Diversity

Apr 08, 2016 by Rachelle Peterson |

A pro-Western civilization petition at Stanford was met with stiff resistance.

The Drive to Put Western Civ Back in the College Curriculum

Mar 30, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

Ashley Thorne writes for the New York Post about some Stanford students' push for a Western civilization course.

Western Civilization Isn’t Dead Yet

Mar 28, 2016 by Editors-in-Chief of the Stanford Review, 2013-16 |

The Editors-in-Chief of the Stanford Review write on the lack of a proper foundation at Stanford University.

Dear Future Philosopher

Jan 13, 2016 by Robert Koons |

NAS member Robert Koons gives advice to those pursuing philosophy.

Campus Centers Sowing the Seeds of Important Ideas

Feb 19, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Campus-based programs are helping to restore rising generations’ attention to important but increasingly neglected ideas.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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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