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Why the West Needs to Ditch Its Exceptionalist Mindset


World  (tags: Rich World, Poor World )

Ben
- 1218 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Is this the beginning of the end of the West? It is most certainly too early to say. But if recent events prompt an earnest discussion in Washington and European capitals, then it would be long overdue. Considering recent history, Europeans should know...



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Ben O (141)
Wednesday April 15, 2015, 9:58 am
The end of western hegemony need not be a bad thing for the world or even the West. As the West tries desperately to maintain an unsustainable status quo, it is fast losing credibility and friends. Instead, it should accept that the world's economic and political center of gravity will continue to shift east, and look to build a new set of institutions where it can be an equal member rather than an overlord. A freer flow of ideas, a more equal exchange between the West and the rest of the world, and closer political, economic and cultural ties will come with partnership, not hegemony.

Those are things all sides can benefit from, and are ostensibly part of the values the West holds so dear. What the world needs is a West that is prepared to learn from the rest of the world as much as it seeks to teach it. It does not need a West at odds with the rest...
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday April 15, 2015, 11:02 am
Okay, start with the dismantling of the financial economic system.

Ready, steady. . .
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Thursday April 16, 2015, 3:44 am
I agree with Darren Thanks Ben.
 

Ben O (141)
Monday April 20, 2015, 9:27 am
ONE out of a million members that Care2 note my submission...fantastic!
-No, seriously; -What if we actually were one million members that would Care2 make a difference...???
-Think about it...
 
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