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.’
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.
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