America’s leading review of the arts and intellectual life
The Anglosphere miracle
An excerpt from the forthcoming Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking People Made the Modern World (Broadside).
was right!Support The
There are few words which are used more loosely than the word “Civilization.” What does it mean? It means a society based upon the opinion of civilians. It means that violence, the rule of warriors and despotic chiefs, the conditions of camps and warfare, of riot and tyranny, give place to parliaments where laws are made, and independent courts of justice in which over long periods those laws are maintained. That is Civilization—and in its soil grow continually freedom, comfort, and culture. When Civilization reigns, in any country, a wider and less harassed life is afforded to the masses of the people. The traditions of the past are cherished, and the inheritance bequeathed to us by former ...
This article is available to subscribers and for individual purchase
This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 32 October 2013, on page 23
Copyright © 2015 The New Criterion | www.newcriterion.comhttp://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-Anglosphere-miracle-7709
E-mail to friend
The European Parliament's gargantuan edifices are the perfect symbols of the larger Euro-racket.
Why liberals are conflicted over patriotism and western values
Updike began and ended his career with poetry. More than his other writings, Updike's verse provides the clearest picture of who he is.
Donald Stoker's new book on Clausewitz helps dissect Clausewitz's complicated legacy.
The Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity
Introduction to The Kennedy Phenomenon
The Kennedy Phenomenon: "Watching the Kennedy Train-Wreck"