Themistocles convinced the Spartans to join the Athenians to fight and ultimately crush the Persians at the Battle of Plataea in 479 B.C.
The distinguishing feature of modern Europe is its persistent ennui, shown in the inability or unwillingness ‘to reproduce itself, fight for itself or even take its own side in an argument.’
The Soviet Union has fallen, and some might like to think that Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s ‘bitter truth’ is a relic of a happily bygone era. Not so. His speech is even more relevant today.
Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Suicide of the West’ fails to acknowledge that the threat to liberal democratic capitalism is far deeper than tribalism or nationalism gone awry.
Because of his understanding of rationalism and psychological emphasis, Jordan Peterson prepares the soul more for Gnostic spirituality than Christian orthodoxy.
The third Western Heritage lecture focuses on ‘the Greek miracle.’ That’s the emergence of a political form that has become common today: self-rule.
It’s not at all clear that the free people of the world are still willing to make the choices—let alone the requisite sacrifices—to protect our rights and liberties.
The effect of Christian thought in our lives is so ubiquitous that, even as controversial as they are in our public discourse, the injunctions of the Ten Commandments appear obvious.
It appears ‘The Trip to Spain’ is about the fall of Western civilization into self-absorption, frivolities, and how the lack of a moral base leaves one without answers.
Many in both political camps apparently agree that because Western civilization developed largely among light-skinned Anglo-Europeans, Western identity is reducible to whiteness.
Their claims to Western culture—an essentially multi-racial, multi-ethnic legacy—are fake. The alt-right is attacking, not protecting, this culture.
Pew polling indicates that the free world may not love him. But so long as he’s sitting in the Oval Office, Donald Trump will remain its leader.
We’re much better at raining death onto ISIS than breathing life into liberal democracy, which, at the close of President Obama’s two terms, is absolutely reeling in headlong retreat.
French President Francois Hollande’s comments about a recent ISIS attack on a Catholic priest hint the nation is becoming ready to count itself worthy of a real defense.
If it’s fair to blame America for slavery, is it also fair to blame Islam for terrorism?
Ending immigration from Muslim-heavy parts of the world will not reduce terrorism in France. The men who murdered 17 people in Paris were French.
Western culture’s guilt complex and self-hatred leaves it too weak to defend itself against radical Islam.
We in the West can learn from those in the East regarding the village support system families need to truly thrive.
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