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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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More Proof of Ancient Rome’s Decline

on July 22nd, 2014 by admin

I’ve always had a fascination with the ancient world. Considering that Western Europe and the United States in particular, based their own cultural frameworks on ancient Greek and Roman culture.  The question to ask is why did these cultures end in the ruins we see today?  A book I want to introduce you to gives […]

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Let’s Talk About That Macedonian King

on May 4th, 2014 by admin

That Macedonian king is none other than Alexander the Great.  I just finished reading Phillip Freeman’s biography on this audacious young king.  Not only does Freeman’s biography engage us with his narrative about Alexander’s life.  We can also look at the historical consequences of his conquering the Eastern world. Let’s face facts.  Alexander was a […]

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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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