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The right side of history : how reason and moral purpose made the West great

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Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro argues that Western Civilization is in the midst of a crisis of purpose and ideas. Our freedoms are built upon the twin notions that every human being is made in God's image and that human beings were created with reason capable of exploring God's world. We can thank these values for the birth of science, the dream of progress, human rights, prosperity, peace, and artistic beauty. Jerusalem and Athens built America, ended slavery, defeated the Nazis and the Communists, lifted billions from poverty and gave billions spiritual purpose. Jerusalem and Athens were the foundations of the Magna Carta and the Treaty of Westphalia; they were the foundations of Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Civilizations that rejected Jerusalem and Athens have collapsed into dust. The USSR rejected Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, substituting a new utopian vision of "social justice" -- and they starved and slaughtered tens of millions of human beings. The Nazis rejected Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, and they shoved children into gas chambers. Venezuela rejects Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, and citizens of their oil-rich nation have been reduced to eating dogs. We are in the process of abandoning Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, favoring instead moral subjectivism and the rule of passion. And we are watching our civilization collapse into age-old tribalism, individualistic hedonism, and moral subjectivism. We believe we can reject Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law and satisfy ourselves with intersectionality, or scientific materialism, or progressive politics, or authoritarian governance, or nationalistic solidarity. We can't.
Shapiro argues that Western freedoms are built upon the twin notions that every human being is made in God's image and that human beings were created with reason capable of exploring God's world. These values gave us the birth of science, the dream of progress, human rights, prosperity, peace, and artistic beauty. Jerusalem and Athens were the foundations of the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence; civilizations that rejected Jerusalem and Athens have collapsed into dust. Now we are in the process of abandoning Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, favoring instead moral subjectivism and the rule of passion. And we are watching our civilization collapse.... -- adapted from information provided

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Bronxville Public Library 306.09 S (Text)
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07/10/2019
Dobbs Ferry Public Library 306.09 S (Text)
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07/06/2019
Eastchester Public Library 306.09 S (Text)
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Harrison Public Library 306.6 S (Text)
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library 306.09 S (Text)
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31016151670329
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07/05/2019
John C. Hart Memorial Library 306.09 S (Text)
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Lewisboro Library 306.09 S (Text)
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Mount Pleasant Branch Library 306.09 S (Text)
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Mount Pleasant Public Library 306.09 S (Text)
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Mount Vernon Public Library 306 S (Text)
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