Charles Krauthammer: The West redeemed itself on slavery because “the abolition of slavery is a western invention”

Krauthammer: “We have a statue not of equality but of liberty, and that’s what people want”

From the July 10 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): That's kind of the big question, what do you do with the country where huge percentages of the population don't agree on anything? And I don’t just mean transgender bathrooms or tax rates. They don’t agree on what civilization ought to represent the country.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think that’s a failure of the liberal elite, because that’s what they teach. They control the universities, they control all the elements of the culture. 


There is not a civilization on earth that is not founded on crimes and sins. What distinguishes the west is how it’s redeemed itself in so many of these areas. The abolition of slavery is a western invention, not slavery itself, slavery is ubiquitous. And the glories of our civilization are not taught. You raise a generation that is not, is taught only about the patho-history of ones country and they ended up either indifferent or hating it, that’s the problem.  I don’t think it's immigration. I don't think it's the threat of Sharia law. It's an internal rot, and I thought that trump addressed that.


We’re not liberty, equality and fraternity. We’re a nation of liberty. We have a statue not of equality but of liberty, and that’s what people want.


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