Is the West Dead Yet?

The West is paradoxically dominant on the global stage and eroding from within.

Never has Western culture seemed so all-powerful.

Look at the 30 top-ranked universities in the world; they are all American, British, or European — albeit these rankings are based largely on the excellence of their science, engineering, medicine, and computer departments rather than their English and sociology departments.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Is the West going to keep going one step ahead or the Muslim invasion will stop the progress already made by human intelligence here in North America and the EU

  • Brett_McS

    What’s that (probably apocryphal) saying about the Chinese having the same word for disaster and opportunity? A disaster for the parasitical establishment class is an opportunity for the rest of us. The main thing is that free market alternatives to traditional state-based supply be available to take over when the excrement approaches the air moving device, and the signs are that this is happening in good order.

    • FactsWillOut

      I think that was the Japs.

      • Brett_McS
        • FactsWillOut

          “The Japanese word, “Kiken” means “danger”, and it’s made up of two characters: “ki” and “ken”. There’s another word for “opportunity”, and that’s the word, “kikai”. It’s also made up of two characters, “ki” (not the same as the one for danger) and “kai”. Now here’s why we love this language: If you take the first character of “kiken”, danger, and combine it with the first character of “kikai”, “opportunity”, you have a whole new word, pronounced (can you guess?) “Kiki”. And it means… “crisis”: a time of danger; a time of opportunity.”

  • Justin St.Denis

    Non-STEM university degrees are simply a bad investment. Only one of ours ever considered a non-STEM university stream and career. Three months at Ryerson cured that permanently. Today, that one is an economist. Phew!

  • WhiteRabbit3

    I guess by “American universities” Hanson means “North American”, given that two Canadian universities make the top thirty of the QS World University Rankings.