Ben Shapiro and the Myth of the Judeo-Christian West

Ben Shapiro and the Myth of the Judeo-Christian West

As the cathedral of Notre Dame burned in Holy Week, Ben Shapiro took time out to tell his vast social media audience that: “If we wish to uphold the beauty and profundity of the Notre Dame cathedral, that means re-familiarizing ourselves with the philosophy and religious principles that built it.” Shapiro went on to clarify that the cathedral was a “central monument to Western civilization, which was built on the Judeo-Christian heritage.”1 The term ‘Judeo-Christian’ is a favourite of Mr. Shapiro’s and appears with wearying frequency throughout his latest bestselling book The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great

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Jewish Privilege - Coming Soon

Jewish Privilege - Coming Soon

Sixty years ago, Jewish activists like Leo Pfeffer claimed with a straight face that Jews favored free speech, and, indeed, they did then: they were in the forefront of undermining anti-obscenity and anti-abortion laws. Once the moral code was destroyed, social anarchy followed. A new code was imposed. Previously known as political correctness, it is now known by its opposite, namely, hate speech. Jewish Privilege today finds its primary expression in terms like “hate speech” and “anti-Semitism,” which have become weapons wielded to destroy people. The term “hate speech” is a creation of the Anti-Defamation League. Like the analogous term “anti-Semitism,” hate speech is any utterance Jews at organizations like the ADL find offensive.

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