The Study of Civilization - What's All the Fuss About?

A number of social & political theorists, have written treatises on ‘Civilization’. Many of these are ‘celebratory’ in nature with a focus ‘How the West Won!’ But if the West is so much better than ‘the Rest’, how come it has so often relied on brutal colonization to expand? Are wealthy ‘civilized’ societies particularly generous – or not – towards refugees and asylum seekers? And how come Western scholars cannot even agree about what ‘Civilization’ actually is? These, & other pointed, controversial questions have generated significant debate but little enlightenment.
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A number of social & political theorists, have written treatises on ‘Civilization’. Many of these are ‘celebratory’ in nature with a focus ‘How the West Won!’ But if the West is so much better than ‘

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11 Nov

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