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Criticism of Western Civilisation isn’t new, it was part of the Enlightenment

The duelling sides in today’s cultural wars about “Western civilization” are united in one thing, at least – each is inclined to gloss over the extent to which “Western civilisation” has always been deeply complex and…

  • Matthew Sharpe
  • The Conversation

The fact that leading conservatives like Edmund Burke or Joseph de Maistre, as well as revolutionaries like Karl Marx or Rosa Luxembourg, all belong to “Western civilization” ought by itself to give the…

Bele 8hBut take the 18th century enlightenment, for example, since it is a period of Western history central to these debates.

In ways that might have…

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