In early March, we were fortunate to hear from Dr. Stanely Kurtz of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, whose most recent book was just released this year. The Lost History of Western Civilization (NAS) is a scholarly review of American college curricula and libraries that decisively demonstrates that Western civilization had been a cornerstone of this country’s post-secondary education for centuries.
As Kurtz explains, a radical, politically-motivated thesis has been propagated throughout higher education for more than three decades. While that deconstructive theory has taken a serious toll on the teaching of history and politics across all grades (K-12 + post-secondary), for Kurtz there is time to recover what’s been lost–if we reclaim a thorough, trustworthy understanding of Western civilization.
Take a look at Kurtz’s lecture, and let us know what you think in the comments below.