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A Hardy Weed: How Traditionalists Underestimate Western Civ,
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During our exchange, however, Balch rarely discussed the wonders of Western civilization. Instead, he emphasized its fragility. Preserving Western civilization is a constant struggle even without immigrants, he said.
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Every twenty years we breed a new generation of barbarians called children. To preserve our society, we have to teach each wave of juvenile barbarians to appreciate the Western civilization
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My question: Does it really make sense to praise Western civilization to the skies, then lament its fundamental fragility? Imagine someone told you, "The Tesla is the best car in history. But explodes unless you wash it three times a day." The obvious response is, "A car that requires that much maintenance to avoid disaster sounds like a crummy car,
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At minimum, Western civilization can and does perpetuate itself the standard way: sheer conformity and status quo bias .
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STATUS QUO BIAS
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The truth is that Western civilization is taking over the globe. In virtually any fair fight, it steadily triumphs. Why? Because, as fans of Western civ ought to know, Western civ is better. Given a choice, young people choose Western consumerism, gender norms, and entertainment.
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L ARMA SEGRETA
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A big part of the West's strength, I hasten to add, is its openness to awesomeness. When it encounters competing cultures, it gleefully identifies competitors' best traits - then adopts them as its own.
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PRENDERE IL MEGLIO
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Western civ is a good winner . It doesn't demand total surrender . It doesn't make fans of competing cultures formally recant their errors.
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But do traditionalists seriously believe that freshman Western civ classes are the wall standing between us and barbarism? Have they really failed to notice the fact that Western civilization flourishes all over the globe, even when hostile governments fight it tooth and nail?
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LA FORZA NN SONO I BIMBI