The Institute of Public Affairs Foundations of Western Civilisation Program aims to defend and extend Australians’ understanding of the influential, historical role of the West in establishing many of the liberties enjoyed by members of our society.
How can we understand other cultures if we do not have a firm grasp of our own? This is the question both posed and answered by Dr Kevin Donnelly in The Culture of Freedom, the 5th addition to the IPA’s series of monographs on Western Civilisation.
Launched today, The Culture of Freedom is an excellent expose of the history and traditions of Western culture which have shaped our modern world.
In this latest monograph, Dr Donnelly details the unique and special nature of Western culture, including the prevalence of Western, liberal democracy based on the Westminster model of Government, common law and the right each individual has to enjoy ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’. The significance and impact of Christianity is also detailed as is the contribution of science and reason.
The Culture of Freedom is an impassioned and timely defence of Western Civilisation both against the enemy within and the enemy without. Western civilisation continues to benefit Australians in the 21st Century, and what makes this nation unique should be acknowledged and preserved for future generations.
Copies of The Culture of Freedom by Dr Kevin Donnelly AM are available for $9.95 at www.ipa.org.au or by calling 03 9600 4744
For media and comment: Dr Kevin Donnelly AM, on 0413 311 271, or at [email protected]
Or contact Evan Mulholland, IPA Media and Communications Manager, on 0405 140 780, or at [email protected]