Newcastle – Is Western civilisation under attack?

14 May 2024 , categories: Civilisation, Culture, Meetings, Newcastle

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th May at The Telegraph Pub where we'll be asking, "Is Western civilisation under attack?"

You are warmly invited to join us at The Telegraph, Orchard Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 3NY (behind the Central Station), for our next meeting on Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 7:00pm. See here for location.

From the culture wars at home, to the increasingly fraught international situation, many people see our current problems as being “civilisational” in scope, with Western civilisation either under attack or crumbling from within.

But what is civilisation?  Can we define what is distinctly “western”? And, if it is under attack, by whom and why?  Finally, we’ll ask whether we can, or even ought to, defend what is under attack and how?

There will be a short introduction from Dr Mo Lovatt after which there will be plenty of time for discussion.

Suggested background material

  1. Western civilisation is being destroyed from within by forces we can’t control, Allister Heath, The Telegraph
  2. Relax, Western values are not under threat, just Western dominance, Alex Lo, South China Post
  3. Against Decolonisation: Campus Culture Wars & the decline of the West, Doug Stokes
  4. Civilisation, Kenneth Clark, watch the whole series on YouTube

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