Western civilization

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Noun1.Western civilization - the modern culture of western Europe and North America; "when Ghandi was asked what he thought of Western civilization he said he thought it would be a good idea"
culture, civilisation, civilization - a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"
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To him it seemed a strange proof of the danger in which a weaker man would stand of passing under the yoke of this hateful Western civilization. To dream of her--yes!
He collected together from all parts of the world the strangest instruments that could be found, either in the tombs of dead nations or among the few savage tribes that have survived contact with Western civilizations, and loved to touch and try them.
It's like a sledgehammer, battering at the boundaries and structures of national sovereignty and undermining the agency of the populations of Western civilization.
Civilizations rise and fall, but Western Civilization has withstood horrific stresses and still resulted in the modern world.
Aleksandar Srbinovski comments in Nova Makedonija that the Balkan was once the mother of culture, democracy and western civilization, and now is the hot spot of crisis and turmoil.
Western Civilization in a Global Context: The Modern Age: Sources and Documents
Therefore, the western world was apprehending the demise of the western civilization soon.
Rodney Stark takes a culturally secure stance in How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity, as he proposes from the first page that Western civilization really did change the world for the better.
Many Europes: Choice and Chance in Western Civilization. New York: McGraw Hill, 2014.
He also said that the failed ethics, trampled humanity and emergence of the humanism-centered identity of the western civilization are other signs indicating that the arrogant front's superficial peace has been disturbed.
Instead, contends the author, the liberal-democratic nature of Western civilization makes is unique among world cultures, and the West has always existed at variance from the rest of the world.
Western civilization may have hit an existential wall.

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