Though separated by time and a continent, the fire at Notre Dame cathedral and the Capitol riots on January 6 symbolizes the same crisis of the West.
People mentally born yesterday pretend this is a new and exciting educational idea. What it really is is ignorant, narrow-minded, and racist.
Our educational institutions have committed intellectual grand theft, withholding critical knowledge from students and replacing it with the poison of identity politics and political correctness.
We should be less concerned with getting elite universities to rededicate themselves to teaching the Western heritage, and more focused on making Western culture a reality in our lives.
It’s absurd to claim Sen. Tom Cotton was saying Shakespeare was American simply because he said Chinese students should learn about the playwright ‘from America.’ Shakespeare understood ordered liberty.
The Chinese regime is a strategic adversary. To compete, we’d need allies, regardless of their culture or values, including those with very similar culture to the Chinese.
Nothing riles the cultural relativists and totalitarians more than the classical Western canon. The movement to bring back classical architecture in both Britain and the United States is long overdue.
A fusion of reflexive leftism and religious idiom, ‘Amazonia: New Ways’ is a showpiece of crisis-mongering and hostility toward technological development.
Scarily, the permanent lies of totalitarianism — ‘survive at any price’ and ‘only material results matter’ — seem ascendant today in American politics.
It’s unthinkable that any other great power would get away without any backlash from either Islamic powers, Islamic civil society, or jihadist groups. And that is one of the biggest puzzles in foreign policy worth probing.
Our religious liberty never proceeded from attempts at religious neutrality. It came precisely from the privileged position that Christianity has historically held in America and in the West.
The progress of Western civilization is a direct result of its openness to self-criticism and its confidence that our aspirational principles are right and just.
There are, of course, relatively simple ways to blow this objection to western civilization as ‘white civilization’ to smithereens, but many prefer the easy lie to the more complex truth.
As a political theory for rational, autonomous adults, liberalism has no place for the dependent and disabled, against whom Western liberal nations are engaged in a quiet genocide.
Notre Dame’s fate is a reminder of the ravages of utilitarianism. What is the purpose of civilization if not the creation and preservation of timeless beauty and transcendent grandeur for posterity?
What made Jewish and Christian faiths different from other faiths of the ancient world was their rejection of racial tribalism in favor of universal truths.
Prager talks with Ben Weingarten about his conservative views, religiosity, reason versus emotion, Western values in immigration policy, and social media.
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.’
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