European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power

European Universalism The Rhetoric of Power Immanuel Wallerstein argues that Western intervention around the world has been justified by appeals to notions of civilisation development and progress that originate from th century debates on t

  • Title: European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power
  • Author: Immanuel Wallerstein
  • ISBN: 9781595580610
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power

    Immanuel Wallerstein argues that Western intervention around the world has been justified by appeals to notions of civilisation, development and progress, that originate from 16th century debates on the ethics of the Spanish conquest of the Americas.

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    1. Josh

      I liked this. It opened me up to Wallerstien's perpsective which I appreciate. He also is so lucid about the various poles that the world-system is moving. THis book is about ideologies and universalism which is essential for understanding how to "think globally" without carrying all the crap that westerns always do.

    2. Jeff

      What is very good about this book is that it is so shockingly obvious that only a terrible person would refuse to admit Wallerstein has excellent points. I in-text cited the following:"These ideas are commonly reflective of any open-minded, rational, well-traveled person. They reflect a global, pan-cultural, pan-human circumstantial perspective and deny the ego/ethnocentric fear of the hegemonic asshole."What is very bad about this book is that it is so shockingly obvious but still there are too [...]

    3. Kevin

      Excellent opening chapter on intervention. Third chapter also contained a good critique of the university system.

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