The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
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.
You can't be me, I'm taken
by ARGeezer - Dec 15 41 comments
by das monde - Dec 14 14 comments
by LEP - Dec 9 26 comments
by gmoke - Dec 2 7 comments
by ARGeezer - Dec 8 16 comments
by A swedish kind of death - Dec 2 33 comments
by rz - Dec 4 15 comments
by gmoke - Dec 7 2 comments
by ReGiNuss - Dec 17
by Democrats Ramshield - Dec 16
by ARGeezer - Dec 1541 comments
by das monde - Dec 1414 comments
by LEP - Dec 926 comments
by ARGeezer - Dec 816 comments
by gmoke - Dec 72 comments
by rz - Dec 415 comments
by gmoke - Dec 27 comments
by A swedish kind of death - Dec 233 comments
by rz - Nov 3071 comments
by Migeru - Nov 2959 comments
by ARGeezer - Nov 242 comments
by Cyrille - Nov 247 comments
by ARGeezer - Nov 20
by gmoke - Nov 1916 comments