The Uniqueness of Western Civilization Series

What and who is a Westerner, a European? What are traits that connect ancient inhabitants of Europe to the people of today? This series of five summaries draw from the book, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization, by Ricardo Duchesne. In it, the author takes a long view of history and exposes that which remains constant underneath the regular changes and explorations that Europeans have engaged … Continue reading The Uniqueness of Western Civilization Series

The Mainstream and The Fringes

Video presentation is below — We hear much talk today about tearing down the old, and/or giving voice to those outside of the fold, outside of the established, traditional elements of a society. There’s always going to be a bell curve in how traits and drives are distributed. This applies to both personal characteristics within individuals, as well as those traits disseminated throughout the wider … Continue reading The Mainstream and The Fringes

The Prosperity Paradox– Escaping Apathy

“If you can cut the people off from their history, then they can be easily persuaded.”– Karl Marx How do we escape the cycle of having our prosperity and comfort in the West/European civilizations lead to weakness and vulnerability? This is a sentiment being raised by many sources, one that is crucial to consider. I’ll just provide a general response to that question here, as … Continue reading The Prosperity Paradox– Escaping Apathy