001: WHY DO ALL AMERICANS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION?

Freedom belongs to all Americans, not to any self-selecting elite.  We each benefit from our society’s willingness to protect the Rights of the Individual.  We all have a responsibility to work to strengthen that freedom.  Without educated and involved citizens, our Republic will fall.

 

Unless we understand how our freedom developed throughout the history of our Western Civilization, we can do none of these things.  The few hundred years of American history and politics originated within a wider Judeo-Christian Western Civilization;  developed over the past few thousand years on several continents.  America is impossible to understand without first knowing the West.

 

While this effort initially focuses on my home state Idaho, it applies to all of these United States, and also to other Western nations around the world.

 

“You are yourself, plus your circumstances.” -Jose Ortega y Gassett

 

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restorethewest

I am a veteran public school High School History Teacher, specializing in the history of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Western Civilization. Generations ago, Americans erroneously removed Western Civilization requirements from the High School curriculum. Here and elsewhere, I am trying to restore the teaching of this essential heritage to young Americans. I invite you to join me in this effort! In fact, without the efforts and talents of others, this initiative will surely fail.

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