[Marxism] What is universalism to the West is imperialism to the rest

Nestor Gorojovsky nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
Thu Apr 13 08:59:35 MDT 2006


Respuesta a:"Marxism Digest, Vol 30, Issue 29"
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Con fecha:12 Apr 2006, a las 20:33

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> From: Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com>
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>  the	rest
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> Alone among civilizations the West has had a major and at times
> devastating 
> impact on every other civilization. The relation between the power and
> culture of the West and the power and cultures of other civilizations
> is, as a result, the most pervasive characteristic of the world of
> civilizations. As the relative power of other civilizations increases,
> the appeal of Western culture fades and non-Western peoples have
> increasing confidence in and commitment to their indigenous cultures.
> The central problem in the relations between the West and the rest is,
> consequently, the discordance between the West's - particularly
> America's - efforts to promote a universal Western culture and its
> declining ability to do so.
> 

Excellent, really excellent.  This Huntington guy can, from time to 
time, call a rat "a rat".

Maybe one should add that this "selfish universalism of the West" 
simply reflects in the mind the internal structure of that single 
material global bind produced by the capitalist mode of production, 
the world market.

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Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
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