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The other side of that coin was the European experience: "war is terrible, look at all these dead civilians - our neighbours".
The slow bifurcation of two essentially similarly-based cultures, is the theme of the last 80 years - let alone 30.
And, as you say, it is the impositions of 'victory' upon the winners, as much as the losers, that drive social change. (or maybe I am going too far with that thought?)
Think about that capitalist notion of slavery. A cheap energy resource for WASP expansion in the 18th C onwards. An historical business decision that still echoes loudly in North American culture - and unlikely to quiesce any time soon.
This is what has occupied my thinking in recent months: the asynchronous time cycles of different world-views. The quartal view, the career view, the 'when will I die' view', the 'when will christianity die' view etc etc.
We've never really had to think cosmically before, apart from a few hard to read philosophers. Education has to be that broad imo.
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