Date of Award

Spring 1995

Document Type

Legacy Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Political Science


College of Humanities and Fine Arts

First Advisor

Jack V. Riley, Jr.


This paper is a commentary on the decline of Western morality. This paper commences with a discussion of the philosophical roots of this decline and proceeds to offer both an intellectual and a common-sense solution for the rediscovery of objective morality. The paper also concentrates on the importance of man recognizing his intrinsic limitations so that he may reach the apogee of those limits. This is done, in-part, through an analysis of the commentary on this topic by the late Leo Strauss.