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Western Political Thought

July 13th, 2009 Visited 1933 times, 1 so far today

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No, not the law of the Old West, but the foundation of Western Political Thought as it applies to today’s culture and America.  This country is one of that will soon experience what many have felt before it—what every country has felt when it forgets its roots and strays from it’s foundation.

Western Political Thought is under attack in America today, both from within and without.  It is my hope that we can learn more about what we have, and why it is so precious, so that maybe, just maybe, we can stop the chain reaction that we see and restore this nation to greatness.

There are three pillars, three roots of Western Political Thought.

  1. Greek Rationalism
  2. Jewish Monotheism
  3. Christian Love

It is these three that are at the foundation of our government, and these three that are meant when they say that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.

In the coming days we’re going to delve a little deeper in to what each of these means, and then look at the problems that we’re facing.

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  • Charles says on: July 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm

     

    Where do you come up with the idea of your 3 roots of Western Political Thought? Not from a political science textbook I suspect. While Greek Rationalism may have played a part, how exactly does Jewish Monotheism or Christian Love (love in politics?!!) play a part in mainstream Western Political Thought?

    I doubt you could make a rational case that Monotheism or Christian Love played a part in the foundation of our Constitutional system, much less in Western political thought more broadly. You might want to spend your time looking at the real dominant influences in our political process and critiquing them rather than inventing an unsubstantiated theory then using it as a platform to proclaim your preconceptions.

    • MInTheGap says on: July 14, 2009 at 9:04 pm

       

      Great Political Thinkers: From Plato to the Present — I actually was referring to the Fifth Edition by William Ebenstein and Alan O. Ebenstein, but I took a brief look at the version on Amazon, and you’ll see the relevant section on page 3, after the table of contents. It’s not an easy read, over 1000 pages long building its case through Plato’s Republic through Rawl’s A Theory of Justice.

      Perhaps you should actually stick to things you have some knowledge about instead of presuming to know my sources and background?

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