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Two Philosophic Giants and the Battle for Western Civilization

on April 16th, 2016 by admin

An excellent book which spans over two thousand years of Western thought asks the question: Who has influenced Western thought the most, Plato or Aristotle?  The answer writer Arthur Herman gives us in his excellent book The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization is both.  […]

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THE FRAILTY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

on February 28th, 2009 by admin

I graduated from a Jesuit university.  For those unfamiliar with the Jesuits, this was a group that was created by St. Ignatius Loyola, a catholic priest around the 16th century.  The full name is The Society of Jesus.  During my years at university, I was exposed to the traditions of western thought.  Here’s a mini […]

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS AMERICAN HISTORY!

on February 3rd, 2009 by admin

I’m a little ambivalent about Black History Month.  I think it’s completely unnecesary to designate one month out of the year to celebrate blacks contributions to American society.  Growing up my family exposed me to black Americans who had tremendous influence on our culture.  And it didn’t occur once a year!!!  I was exposed to many […]

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