Academic Questions

Western Civilization

September 30, 2020

How Fares Western Civ?

Daniel Pipes

Rodney Stark’s remarkable 2014 study, How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity (2014), can help restore an appreciation for the achievements of Western civilization, and......

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July 2, 2020

Defending Nationalism

Glynn Custred

Today, the debate in the West is between the nation state (nationalism) and the globalist vision of empire (transnational progressivism). In his book The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful,......

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September 3, 2019

Fragmenting the Curriculum

Daniel Bonevac

Bonevac documents the disappearance of Western Civilization and other broad interdisciplinary humanities courses, along with the dwindling of traditional survey courses. The result is that college gra......

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May 31, 2019

Saving Remnants: Where Western Civ Thrives

Glenn Ricketts

The Great Books of the Western Canon were once ubiquitous in American undergraduate education, the crucial entry way to humanity’s “Great Conversation” of ideas. That ended in the la......

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May 30, 2018

The Case for Colonialism

Bruce Gilley

From the summer issue of Academic Questions, we reprint the controversial article, "The Case for Colonialism." 

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December 5, 2014

After the Interregnum

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 t......

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August 13, 2014

Small Latin, and Less Greek

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......

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