Western Civilization

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Modern vs. Western Thought: The Return of Bacon’s Idols

Dec 21, 2017 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the return of idols which Francis Bacon had sought to banish

Victoria Coates Is Keynote Speaker at February NAS Conference

Dec 18, 2017 by NAS |

Victoria C. G. Coates, author of David's Sling: A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art, will give the dinner keynote address at NAS's conference in Phoenix, "What Is Western Civilization?"

February 9-10 Conference in Phoenix: “What Is Western Civilization?”

Dec 04, 2017 by NAS |

Registration is now open for NAS's February 2018 conference, in partnership with Great Hearts Academies. 

When Students Kill Important College Courses

Dec 01, 2017 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone writes on the effect of the destruction of Western Civilization courses.

Modern vs. Western Thought: Relativism vs. Virtue

Nov 22, 2017 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the dominance of relativism in contemporary moral thinking.

Disrupting Campus Speakers is Not Just a Free-Speech Problem

Oct 30, 2017 by Peter Wood |

Interrupting speakers represents not just an assualt on free-speech, but a breakdown in civility. 

Modern vs. Western Thought:  Power vs Achievement

Oct 03, 2017 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the decline of the traditional American work ethic and its replacement by identity-group entitlement.

Supporting Western Civilization Education: NAS Interviews James Piereson

Jul 17, 2017 by NAS |

William E. Simon Foundation President James Piereson talks to NAS about setting up and donating to programs dedicated to the study of Western Civilization.

Harvard Prepares to Host All Black Graduation

May 12, 2017 by Dion J. Pierre |

Is Harvard's all black graduation a benign trend or a step backwards? 

Modern versus Western Thought: Feelings or Reason?

May 08, 2017 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the extent to which subjective feelings have replaced reason in the American academy.

How Canon Change Should Happen

Apr 10, 2017 by Carol Iannone |

Carol Iannone argues for the traditional method of canon formation.

Modern Versus Western Thought: Thinking From The Founding

Jan 04, 2017 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the Constitution's origins in the Western philosophical tradition.

Modern Versus Western Thought:  An Overview

Nov 02, 2016 by William H. Young |

William Young commences a new series of articles examining the impact of modern thought on the Western intellectual tradition

No Regrets

Oct 06, 2016 by Peter Wood |

NAS president Peter Wood reflects on laments and satisfaction in life. 

How Diversity Came to Mean ‘Downgrade the West’

Sep 15, 2016 by Daphne Patai |

Are students gaining anything by replacing the universalism of the West with the particularism of diversity?

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