In Viktor Orban’s CPAC speech, I find still more reasons to study the Greeks and Romans. Something clearly has to be done, but we must remember who we are before we can do it.
Gregg covers two critically important subjects here: the relationship between rationality and religious belief for one, and the legacy and destiny of the West for another.
Here Schaeffer tells us the story of how our beliefs about God and ourselves have influenced the kind of art we enjoy, how we organize ourselves, and how we govern and are governed in turn.
If only the self-impressed scholars of the last century would concede that their framework for understanding the ancient past is an impediment more than an aid.
In sum, ideas have consequences. Elections have consequences because ideas have consequences. And ideas are upstream of elections.
The reason our ruling class thought Afghanistan could become a moderate, Pro-Western democracy is the same reason they opposed the populist policies of President Trump.