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From Plato To NatoOf Western identity and how it can be recovered Early in the twentieth century American educators put together a story of Western civilization its origins history and promise that for the subseuent fifty years remained at the heart of American college education The story they told was of a Western civilization that began with the Greeks and continued through years of great books and great ideas culminating in twentieth century progressive liberal democracy science and capitalist prosperityIn the s this Grand Narrative of the West came under attack Over the next thirty years the critics turned this old story into its opposite a series of anti narratives about the evils the failures and the betrayals of justice that so they said constituted Western historyThe victory of Western values at the end of the cold war the spread of democracy and capitalism and the worldwide impact of American popular culture have not reviv.
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Ed the Grand Narrative in the European and American heartlands of the West David Gress explains this paradox arguing that the Grand Narrative of the West was flawed from the beginning that the West did not begin in Greece and that in morality and religion the Greeks were an alien civilization whose contribution was mediated through Rome and Christianity Further in assuming a continuity from the Greeks to modern liberalism we have mistakenly downplayed or rejected everything in between focusing on the great ideas and the great books rather than on real history with all its ambiguities conflicts and contradictionsThe heart of Gress's case for the future of the West is that the New must remember its roots in the Old and seek a synthesis For as the attacks have demonstrated the New West cannot stand alone Its very virtues liberty reason progress grew out of the Old West and cannot flourish when removed from that rich soil.