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To Defend Western Civilization, Start With Science

We should defend Western Civilization's best achievements. Let us start with something obvious from which we all benefit: Let us defend science, says blogger Adam Frank.
Just before joining other leaders at the G-20 summit, President Donald Trump gave a speech in Poland where he asked: "Does the West have the will to survive?" / benoitb / Getty Images

Just before joining other leaders at the G-20 summit, President Donald Trump gave a speech in Poland where he asked: "Does the West have the will to survive?"

Since then, a lot ink (and electrons) has been spilled asking about the value, and values, of Western Civilization.

Far be it for me to pass judgment on entire civilizations — but as a whole I'm all in with the best parts of Western Civilization. That's because one of the "best parts" of this thing that happened in the West

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