Why we must believe in Western Civilisation

Prof Andrew Roberts

‘The concept of Western Civilisation is under attack more than at any time since the Second World War, yet instead of an external physical attack from the Axis powers, today’s threat comes from within, from a post-modern belief that the whole idea of Western Civilisation is nothing much more than an excuse for colonialism, exploitation and slavery. Prof Andrew Roberts, the biographer of Winston Churchill and Napoleon Bonaparte, puts a starkly opposing point of view, and argues that a belief in Western Civilisation is in fact the last best hope, not just for the West itself but for Mankind.’

Speaker profile: Professor Andrew Roberts

Professor Andrew Roberts read Modern History at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, from where he is a PhD. He has written over a dozen books including Salisbury: Victorian Titan (which won the Wolfson Prize) Masters and Commanders (which won the International Churchill Society Book Award), The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War (which won the British Army Military Book of the Year Award), Napoleon the Great (which won the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoléon and The Los Angeles Times Biography Prize) and Churchill: Walking with Destiny, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize. Dr Roberts is the Roger & Martha Mertz Visiting Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, the Lehrman Institute Distinguished Lecturer at the New-York Historical Society, a visiting professor at the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society. He lives in London.
His website is www.andrew-roberts.net


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