Decline and Fall of Western Civilization

Source: CounterPunch
by Evaggelos Vallianatos

“I have argued for decades that Western civilization has been an invisible worldwide blessing. Democracy, science-based decisions, courts and laws, widespread schooling and respect for the natural world are good things that make civilization possible. I am pleased and proud that my Hellenic ancestors’ science, technology, philosophy, and culture sparked these blessings all over the world, especially to Western European societies, helping their metamorphosis from feudalism to enlightened democracies. I noticed, however, that these Western societies, including that of America, have been shedding their Greek origins and reverting to their tyrannical roots.” (07/22/21)