If slavery is not distinctly Western, what is? The movement to end slavery! Abolition is an exclusively Western institution. The historian J.M. Roberts writes, “No civilization once dependent on slavery has ever been able to eradicate it, except the Western.”… Never in the history of the world, outside of the West, has a group of […]
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The terrorists who profess the name of Allah and proclaim jihad are operating squarely within the Islamic tradition. Indeed they are performing what Islam has typically held to be a religious duty. Of course it could be pointed out that there are millions of Muslims who do not agree with this view of Islam. They […]
Immigrants are walking refutations of cultural relativism, they are voting with their feet in favor of the new culture represented by America and the West. There is a one-way movement from tribal, agrarian cultures toward modern, industrialized, American-style cultures. Why would immigrants voluntarily uproot themselves and relocate to another society unless they were deeply convinced […]
Cultural relativism seemd convincing as long as it was based on both a vague and a low view of culture. The low view was implicit in the term culture itself: relativists could plausibly argue that the Western habit of eating potatoes was no better than the Asian habit of eating rice… But it was far […]
The early Muslim geographer, Mas’udi, found the Franks and Slavs of Europe to be the ultimate barbarians, and they became paler, grosser and dumber the further north one went. He blames this on the absence of the sun’s heat. Perhaps tiring of temperature as an explanation, another Muslim traveler of the period attributes the stupidity […]
America is the greatest, freest and most decent society in existence. It is an oasis of goodness in a desert of cynicism and barbarism. This country, once an experiment unique in the world, is now the last best hope for the world.
Jeane Kirkpatrick once said, “Americans need to face the truth about themselves, no matter how pleasant it is.” The reason that many Americans don’t feel this way is that they judge themselves by a higher standard than anyone else. Americans are a self-scrutinizing people: even if they have acted well in a given situation, they […]