Sunday, October 24, 2010

William Dalrymple on Western Pride and Arrogance

Here's Dalrymple on Western Pride and Arrogance:

"We have much to be proud of in the West; but it is in the arrogant and forceful assertion of the superiority of western values that we have consistently undermined not only all that is most precious in our civilisation, but also our own foreign policies and standing in the world. Another value, much admired in both East and West, might be a simple solution here: a little old-fashioned humility."

Must admit he makes some sense. Now, westerners, how about giving us credit for teaching you mathematics and giving you tea, spices and coffee?

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