From slaves to senators, we’re all human

17 November 2017

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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The goal toward which Western society moves is the Civilization of the Dialogue. The spirit of Western civilization is the spirit of inquiry…. Nothing is to remain undiscussed. Everybody is to speak his mind. No proposition is to be left unexamined. "
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