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The Resource The right side of history : how reason and moral purpose made the West great, Ben Shapiro

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

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The right side of history : how reason and moral purpose made the West great
Title
The right side of history
Title remainder
how reason and moral purpose made the West great
Statement of responsibility
Ben Shapiro
Title variation
How reason and moral purpose made the West great
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Shapiro, Ben
Dewey number
306.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.M6
LC item number
S53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Social values
  • Conservatism
  • Secularism
  • United States
  • Civilization, Western
  • United States
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The right side of history : how reason and moral purpose made the West great, Ben Shapiro
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-241) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The pursuit of happiness -- From the mountaintop -- From the dust -- Coming together -- Endowed by their creators -- Killing purpose, killing capacity -- The remaking of the world -- After the fire -- The return to paganism -- Conclusion: How to build
Control code
on1089805516
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780062857910
Lccn
bl2019004907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089805516
Label
The right side of history : how reason and moral purpose made the West great, Ben Shapiro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The pursuit of happiness -- From the mountaintop -- From the dust -- Coming together -- Endowed by their creators -- Killing purpose, killing capacity -- The remaking of the world -- After the fire -- The return to paganism -- Conclusion: How to build
Control code
on1089805516
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780062857910
Lccn
bl2019004907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089805516

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