Finally, from the bowels of Townhall, an explanation of criticism for the West.
The indictment of anti-West philosophy
Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization
Dennis Prager| Apr 26, 2016 | Townhall
This month, Stanford University students voted on a campus resolution that would have their college require a course on Western civilization, as it did until the 1980s.
Stanford students rejected the proposal 1,992 to 347. A columnist at the Stanford Daily explained why: Teaching Western civilization means “upholding white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations.”
The vote — and the column — encapsulated the left’s view: In Europe, Latin America and America, it loathes Western civilization.
Wherever there is conflict between the West — identified as white, capitalist or of European roots — and the non-West, the left portrays the West as the villain.
I am referring to the left, not to liberals. The latter generally venerates Western civilization. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, for example, frequently spoke of defending “Christian civilization.” Today, the left would likely revile any Westerner who used such language as xenophobic, racist, and fascist. […/]
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What happened to pride in Western Civilization? What happened to its defense and lonely apologetic? Why the need to apologize for it instead and where did the shame and embarrassment begin, where shall it end? Progressivism take a bow. From the people that brought us mourning in America.