Now a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
America has a God-shaped hole in its heart, argues Ben Shapiro, and we shouldn't fill it with politics and hate.
In 2016, Ben Shapiro spoke at UC Berkeley. Hundreds of police officers were required from 10 UC campuses across the state to protect his speech, which was -- ironically -- about the necessity for free speech and rational debate.
He came to argue that Western Civilization is in the midst of a crisis of purpose and ideas. Our freedoms are built upon the twin notions that every human being is made in God’s image and that human beings were created with reason capable of exploring God’s world.
We can thank these values for the birth of science, the dream of progress, human rights, prosperity, peace, and artistic beauty. Jerusalem and Athens built America, ended slavery, defeated the Nazis and the Communists, lifted billions from poverty and gave billions spiritual purpose. Jerusalem and Athens were the foundations of the Magna Carta and the Treaty of Westphalia; they were the foundations of Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail.
Civilizations that rejected Jerusalem and Athens have collapsed into dust. The USSR rejected Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, substituting a new utopian vision of “social justice” – and they starved and slaughtered tens of millions of human beings. The Nazis rejected Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, and they shoved children into gas chambers. Venezuela rejects Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, and citizens of their oil-rich nation have been reduced to eating dogs.
We are in the process of abandoning Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law, favoring instead moral subjectivism and the rule of passion. And we are watching our civilization collapse into age-old tribalism, individualistic hedonism, and moral subjectivism. We believe we can reject Judeo-Christian values and Greek natural law and satisfy ourselves with intersectionality, or scientific materialism, or progressive politics, or authoritarian governance, or nationalistic solidarity.
The West is special, and in The Right Side of History, Ben Shapiro bravely explains that it’s because too many of us have lost sight of the moral purpose that drives us each to be better, or the sacred duty to work together for the greater good, or both. A stark warning, and a call to spiritual arms, this book may be the first step in getting our civilization back on track.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Very much needed read
I loved this book it will help strengthen us we need to remember what makes western civilization so great and have more gratitude and see how far we have come and because of those who have come before us we live in such a great time.
Ok, this is epic.
I’m Benny Shapdaddy, I’m on the prowl
And the game is liberals, who always grovel,
Once I pull out my weapons 3, 2, and 1:
2A protected facts logic AND reason!
They all saying “Social Justice Warrior?”
I say more like Social Justice loser! (oh!)
It’s Benny Shapdaddy here, and I’ll slay you a libtard,
And under no circumstances does AOC make me hard
But if she did, and she most definitely does not
It wouldn’t be her feet, even if they seem hot. (ahh!)
I constantly tweet about her, I’m not obsessed
Gotta keep track of progressives, keep them rekt!
Benny Shapdaddy, edgelord of debate -
When I see a leftist, I eviscerate!
Since facts don’t care about feelings, I twist the knife,
Brutalizing them, ignoring pleas for their life. (yeah!)
My rhetoric discards their corpse, leaves it burnt out, on fire
As you’ll read about, on the Daily Wire!
Benny Shapdaddy, I’m um… 5’7”?
Only us true Israelis will go to heaven- (ay!)
Gotta make sure Israel stays united forever
Keep Palestinian’s rights on the backburner!
When the Dems boycott AIPAC, it means that they’re the real Nazis,
The true capital has always been Jerusalem, never Tel Aviv.
B to the E N N Y Shapdaddy!
Socialism bad, protect the wealthy!
Their dream policies will make us all equal-ly poor,
Just ask the 1%, a reliable news source!
Liberal deep state makes young people commies everyday
So fight back against college on TP-U-S-A!