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How Western Civilization Remade the World

President Donald Trump recently highlighted the importance of our “Western tradition”—meaning the foundation of Western Civilization—in a speech to the people of Poland. The media took issue with the phrase “Western tradition,” accusing him of promoting an “alt-right manifesto” that only celebrates dead white men.

While the media reacts strongly to anything Trump says, this particular response shows that there is a great misunderstanding of the meaning of Western heritage and its foundations. 

Based on a class that everyone at Hillsdale College must take in order to graduate, this course covers topics such as the Hebrew legacy and emergence of Christianity, the Renaissance and rebirth of the glories of antiquity, the Scientific Revolution, and more.


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