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17 November 2017

From slaves to senators, we’re all human

CEO Simon Haines in The Australian:

Terence, was one of the two great comic playwrights of Republican Rome. His most celebrated legacy is the line homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto: “I am human, so nothing human is alien to me.” … At the fledgling Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, we think of our name as a rephrasing of Terence: civis sum, civilis nihil a me alienum puto. We are citizens, so nothing civilised is alien to us. But for many of our fellow citizens in the West — students, commentators, activists — everything civilised seems alien, barbarian, other.

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17 November 2017

The GLAMorous Humanities

 

The GLAMorous Humanities – CEO of The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation Professor Simon Haines at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres, ANU 8-10 November 2017.

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1 November 2017

Howard to head foundation created from $3bn Paul Ramsay bequest

A new foundation — ambitious, generously funded and dedicated to the study and promotion of Western civilisation — will be ­announced within days. It will ­realise the long-held aspiration of healthcare and media entrepreneur Paul Ramsay, who died in 2014 leaving a philanthropic ­bequest of more than $3 billion.

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1 November 2017

Enriching the battle of ideas

Australia’s new foundation for the study and promotion of Western civilisation, to be chaired by John Howard, will be valuable and timely. As Paul Kelly wrote on Saturday, the body will be funded by a $3 billion bequest by healthcare and media entrepreneur Paul Ramsay, who died in 2014.

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