The Chronicle Op-Ed in Support of Western Civilization kinda Sucked

This piece is argued poorly.

Complicity & Responsibility

A proper debate?

  1. “Western” becomes anachronistic when you move back in time, it is always oppositional, and has an unclear reference. It may have some occasional use as a short-hand, but it also has contemporary racist resonances because of its cold-war usage (among others). To avoid being misleading and racist, it is best to scrap it.
  2. “Civilization” is also a rather fuzzy concept, imprecise at best, just plain racist at worst.

Oh, I mentioned racism…

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