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.
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.
He added western civilization has brought nothing but corruption and exploitation of human beings wherever it has gone in the past centuries.
Likewise, the engagement of these two vehicles of western civilization with populations they sought to influence is now rarely understood as a simple colonization of consciousness but one in which agency of the local population was demonstrated in pluriform ways in contexts of unequal access to political power.
This delightful book makes a strong case that, instead of a coherent mission imposing Western civilization on northern Nigeria during the colonial era, there were competing agendas.
I]t can be no accident that the contents pages of the textbooks of Western civilization are remarkably similar.
The Renaissance strongly pushed forward the cultivation of secular knowledge and science, a cultivation that has become a guiding ethic of contemporary Western civilization.
Perhaps uniquely among politicians, Tancredo realizes that the United States is the sole remaining exemplar and defender of Western Civilization.
There were three of the Decline of Western Civilization films made, and the second is pretty damn good, although it's about the metal.
I believe with that destruction of marriage will come the decline of Western civilization itself.
Challenges to the comforting narrative of the savage Indian and the inevitable triumph of Western civilization are not treated simply as matters of scholarship and history but instead are drawn inexorably into ideological debates.
Twelve-day courses in Western Civilization I and II and U.

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