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  • My Quest to Help Americans Rediscover the Bible

    01/11/2018 12:53:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 09, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    I won’t make any assumptions about how many readers noticed I took a three-month break from column writing. Nevertheless, I want to explain why. I needed the time to finish the first volume of the biggest project of my life as a writer, a commentary on the first five books of the Bible, or what are called the Torah in Hebrew. The commentary is addressed to people of every faith and, especially, to people of no faith. I have believed all my life that the primary crisis in America and the West is the abandonment of Judeo-Christian values, or, one...
  • Trump frames anti-terrorism fight as a clash of civilizations, defending Western culture

    07/06/2017 4:18:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 6, 2017 | David Lauter and Brian Bennett
    President Trump’s speech in Warsaw cast the fight against terrorism as a clash of civilizations, adopting a framework that his two predecessors had determinedly avoided and linking it to his controversial policies on immigration.
  • Spear of Athena

    06/29/2016 11:57:20 AM PDT · by old-ager · 9 replies
    Spear of Athena ^ | 2016 | Spear of Athena
    OUR FIRST PHILOSOPHICAL ARTICLE ON VIRTUES OF MEN The western way of thought, whether contemplating god, philosophy, mathematics or science, has evolved over many centuries with traceable roots originating as far back as ancient Greece. For all its failings, ancient Rome was heavily influenced by Greek thought. Enlightened wise men from even earlier cultures as far back as historical study can determine existed and thought about the things we still think and struggle with today. From antiquity on, the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese, and other civilizations all pondered the same issues but perhaps from different angles. We wish that those...
  • The Classical Roots of ‘The Hunger Games’

    11/13/2014 9:41:01 AM PST · by Bratch · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Barry Strauss
    The latest installment in “The Hunger Games” film franchise opens on Nov. 21 and promises to be another blockbuster. What accounts for the movies’ success? The obvious answer, of course, is the combination of the irresistible Jennifer Lawrence and Hollywood special effects with a rollicking good story. But we shouldn’t ignore the deeper themes of the tale, which are not only classic but classical, reaching back to Greece and Rome and the very foundations of Western culture. At the heart of the story are three beautiful, heroic young people: Katniss Everdeen and her male romantic interests, Peeta Mellark and Gale...
  • Apostate The Men Who Killed the Christian West

    03/16/2014 6:34:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies ^ | Kevin Swanson
    An Expose of the Men Responsible for the Decline and Fall of Western Civilization People Who Need to Read This Book: People who prefer A.D. to C.E. on their calendar. People who wonder how anybody in their right mind could approve of Nero's legacy of same-sex marriage, let alone 70% of the millennial generation. People who want their grandchildren to be Christians. People who are bothered by the fact that the most liberal part of society is the universities, and the most liberal part of the universities is the liberal arts department, and the most liberal part of the liberal...
  • God is dead//spoken word

    06/10/2012 2:58:25 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson ^ | 6/9/12 | Fr. Ponifex
    Rap Video about Western culture and ethics verus Marxist atheist culture and bio-ethics.
  • Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

    03/22/2012 12:16:46 PM PDT · by bigbob · 14 replies · 1+ views
    TED dot com ^ | Sept. 2011 | Niall Ferguson
    Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture -- call them the 6 killer apps -- that promote wealth, stability and innovation. And in this new century, he says, these apps are all shareable. History is a curious thing, and Niall Ferguson investigates not only what happened but why. 20 minute video at the link

    09/17/2010 9:39:29 PM PDT · by JLS · 39 replies ^ | Sept 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Click on this link to listen to the audio of Mark's acceptance speech for THE SAPPHO PRIZE 2010 in Copenhagen, with an introduction by Eva Agnete Selsing :
  • The Heritage of Western Civilization

    07/31/2010 10:07:39 AM PDT · by TradicalRC · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Education Research Center ^ | April , 2010 | CARDINAL GEORGE PELL
    In 2002 a group of tourists from the United States visited the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing to hear a talk by a Chinese academic who prefers to remain anonymous. Speaking in the plural for unnamed fellow thinkers, he described their search for what accounted for the pre-eminence, the success of the West all over the world. Their studies ranged widely. Originally they thought the main reason was more powerful guns; then it was Western political systems, before considering the claims of the Western economic system. Finally, and I quote "in the past twenty years, we have realized...
  • Calif. bill would block Texas textbook changes

    05/16/2010 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies · 1,235+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 5/16/2010 | ROBIN HINDERY
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California may soon take a stand against proposed changes to social studies textbooks ordered by the Texas school board, as a way to prevent them from being incorporated in California texts. Legislation by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, seeks to protect the nation's largest public school population from the revised social studies curriculum approved in March by the Texas Board of Education. Critics say if the changes are incorporated into textbooks, they will be historically inaccurate and dismissive of the contributions of minorities. The Texas recommendations, which face a final vote by the Republican-dominated board on May...
  • A slow-burn bonfire of liberties[A BONFIRE OF LIBERTIES]

    05/13/2010 11:21:50 AM PDT · by JLS · 8 replies · 465+ views ^ | 13 May 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Here’s what you get when the state hauls nobodies off to jail for quoting the Bible At the time of writing, I have no idea who’s won the British general election. At the time of reading, you probably have. But, whatever the result, I doubt it will make much difference to the fate of the United Kingdom, which is in the fast lane of the not-so-slow-burn bonfire of the liberties consuming much of the Western world. The official “defining moment” of the campaign was Gordon Brown’s unguarded post-photo-op dismissal of Gillian Duffy as a “bigoted woman.” Mrs. Duffy, a plain-spoken...
  • 'This Is Alabama; We Speak English'

    04/27/2010 8:24:26 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies · 1,275+ views
    AOL ^ | 4/27/2010 | Mara Gay
    (April 27) -- Tim James is betting his election that Alabama voters prefer what he calls "common sense" to "political correctness." The Republican gubernatorial candidate is running a provocative ad arguing that Alabama's driver's license exam should be given only in English. "This is Alabama; we speak English," James says. "If you want to live here, learn it." The campaign spot has had more than 60,000 views on YouTube. The son of former Alabama Gov. Fob James promises to do away with the 12 foreign languages the test currently offers if he is elected in November. In the ad, James...
  • Despite ban, Holder to speak to CAIR-linked group

    11/09/2009 3:37:45 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies · 775+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/9/09 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to give a keynote speech later this month to a Michigan group which includes the local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations even though the FBI has formally severed contacts with the controversial Muslim civil rights organization. On Nov. 19, Holder is scheduled to speak in Detroit to the first annual awards banquet of Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust, a coalition of several dozen law enforcement and community groups. An online registration form for the event includes the Council on American Islamic Relations-Michigan on a list of “official & participating...
  • EDITORIAL: The American journey

    10/12/2009 7:33:20 PM PDT · by runninglips · 5 replies · 375+ views
    In the 19th century, Christopher Columbus was regarded as one of the most heroic and significant figures of his or any age. The "Admiral of the Ocean Seas" was celebrated throughout the Americas as a visionary who braved the unknown on a mission of discovery that created a New World. Our national capitol district was named in his honor because he opened the door to a new era of freedom that America represents.
  • The Early Church: How Christians elevated culture

    07/02/2009 11:49:01 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 7 replies · 510+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | 7/3/09 | Anthony Esolen
    What did the Christians cherish from the pagan traditions, and what did they change? How Christians elevated culture What did the Christians cherish from the pagan traditions, and what did they change? They raised the status of women. It's dogma in our public schools today that women in ancient times were oppressed, because women had no voting rights, women had not the same opportunities as men, and so forth. You will be mocked if you deny that this spells oppression. If you're a college professor and you deny it, get ready for the stake. But the charges are anachronistic and...
  • Why the West is Boyle'd (How we validate our own mediocrity by crowning stars-for-a-day)

    06/13/2009 11:51:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 1,227+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 4/21/2009 | Spengler
    The West still has no idea what kind of trouble it's in. Singer Susan Boyle, our latest instant celebrity, reminds me of any number of singers I conducted in amateur renditions of the easier Schubert or Haydn masses, or the sort of matron who sings "Katti-Shaw" or "Buttercup" in the local Gilbert and Sullivan production. Musical talent springs up like grass, and engaging voices are a dollar a dozen. That Boyle has come to embody the triumph of ordinary people over obscurity, complete with invitations to appear on Oprah and Larry King, is disheartening. The popular audience in the West...
  • A superpower that feeds on mediocrity cannot survive for long on leftovers from the past

    06/08/2009 5:55:44 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Jewish World Review | June 8, 2009 / 16 Sivan 5769 | Mark Steyn
    Let's pause right there: It's interesting how easily the words "the Muslim world" roll off the tongues of liberal secular progressives who'd choke on any equivalent reference to "the Christian world." When such hyperalert policemen of the perimeter between church and state endorse the former but not the latter, they're implicitly acknowledging that Islam is not merely a faith but a political project, too. There is an "Organization of the Islamic Conference," which is already the largest single voting bloc at the United Nations and is still adding new members. Imagine if someone proposed an "Organization of the Christian Conference"...
  • Gay marriage is not about rights. It is an attack on Western Culture.

    04/30/2009 7:45:14 PM PDT · by El Gringo · 25 replies · 939+ views
    free republic ^ | JWThinkwright
    A much more insideous move is behind the Gay Rights movement than most of us dare to imagine. It is an attempt to stamp out Moses and the laws handed him by God. You talk about the Audacity of Hope! The leftists are going for the "whole enchilada" on this one.more...
  • Lights up

    04/11/2009 9:58:07 PM PDT · by JLS · 3 replies · 440+ views
    Steynonline ^ | 11 April 2009 | Mark Steyn
    Lights up Saturday, 11 April 2009 My valiant comrade Ezra Levant and I were on the air in Chicago last night with WGN's legendary Milt Rosenberg, discussing Ezra's book Shakedown, free speech, and the faintheartedness of the multicultural west for a full two hours. Milt was rightly concerned to put our trials in Canada in the broader context, and in tomorrow's Washington Post Jonathan Turley expands on that theme in a piece bluntly titled "The Free World Bars Free Speech": Ever since 2006, when Muslims worldwide rioted over newspaper cartoons picturing the prophet Muhammad, Western countries, too, have been prosecuting...
  • Youth for Western Culture group at Vanderbilt stirs furor

    03/31/2009 8:12:47 PM PDT · by genetic homophobe · 6 replies · 616+ views ^ | March 30, 2009 | Jennifer Brooks