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.
All this I might well expect from a pundit or a columnist in a college newspaper. But it’s a particular disappointment for this to have been authored by a professor of history.
Before finding public fame through ‘Civilisation,’ Kenneth Clark was a well-known art critic and youngest-ever director of London’s National Gallery.
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?
From New York to Virginia to Colorado to California, the lamps are going out all over America: and we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime, unless we make a more serious effort.
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.
There are many reasons you should push this amazing text to the top of your family reading list in 2019.
The yellow jacket protests are just a small symptom of a much larger problem––the decline and fall of once-magnificent France.
In an ideal world, this should be the death knell for academic feminism, race and gender studies, and other such activist departments. Their funding should dry out.
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.’
Ben Weingarten interviews writer and scholar Victor Davis Hanson on the decline of the American academy, the Democratic Party, and President Trump.
What makes Jordan Peterson’s message importantly different and provocative is not the content of his advice and rules, but rather the manner and strength of his rationale.
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.
William J. Slattery’s book, ‘Heroism and Genius,’ makes the case that the Christianity is integral to creating and preserving human rights, along nearly every other significant cultural and historical accomplishment.
The Trump administration has to decide whether now is a good time to do battle with the LGBT lobby over transgender people serving in the military.
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.
While a relatively tiny minority of people now and ever have been religiously Jewish, that minority religion has had inestimably large effects on the West and world.
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