Tag Archives: Western Civilization

Part III: Citizenship in a Revolutionary State, 18th Century Revolutionary France

This is the third essay in a series devoted to examining citizenship and the American citizen, the rights, duties, and norms of which have become ever more contentious beginning in the divisive Sixties. They have become especially relevant in recent … Continue reading

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Civility: An Essential of Civilization

(This essay was originally published as “Civilization is Dependent upon Civility,” February 11, 2017, in the Newport Daily News.) The growing incivility in American civilization has finally hit home for me. For the first time, someone posted a comment with … Continue reading

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Western Gifts to Arabs

(Published in the Newport Daily News on March 14, 2011, as “Democracy is West’s Gift Back to the Arabs”) As the Arabs for centuries kept alive and eventually passed back to the West the learning of the ancient Greeks, the West … Continue reading

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