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China has concentration camps now. Why do Westerners claim our sins are unique?
It is now in vogue to celebrate non-Western cultures and disparage Western ones. Some of this is a much-needed reckoning, but much of it fatally undermines the very things that created the greatest, most humane civilization in the world.
In The War on the West, Douglas Murray shows how many well-meaning people have been fooled by hypocritical and inconsistent anti-West rhetoric. After all, if we must discard the ideas of Kant, Hume, and Mill for their opinions on race, shouldn’t we discard Marx, whose work is peppered with racial slurs and anti-Semitism? Embers of racism remain to be stamped out in America, but what about the raging racist inferno in the Middle East and Asia?
It’s not just dishonest scholars who benefit from this intellectual fraud but hostile nations and human rights abusers hoping to distract from their own ongoing villainy. Dictators who slaughter their own people are happy to jump on the “America is a racist country” bandwagon and mimic the language of antiracism and “pro-justice” movements as PR while making authoritarian conquests.
If the West is to survive, it must be defended. The War on the West is not only an incisive takedown of foolish anti-Western arguments but also a rigorous new apologetic for civilization itself.
Great read, insightful, informative
So many observations in here speak to the current situation in the US and I’m glad Douglas calls out the race baiters.
The end of the empire
We’re rotting from within. It’s the end of the empire. And we shouldn’t rejoice. As our internal critics focus on only the negatives of Western Culture and go so far a mis-categorize and mis-represent other aspects of western culture to the cultures detriment. This book reminds of all the good of western culture that could be lost. It’s difficult to walk away from this book without the realization the the goal of those detractors is nothing less than the destruction of western culture.
Cultural, brave, ironically obvious at times, and beautifully written.