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.
In this latest monograph, Dr Donnelly details the unique and special nature of Western culture. He writes about 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 discussed 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.
Read the media release announcing the launch of The Culture of Freedom here.