23 March 2011

CIVILISATION ............A NEW BOOK...MY REVIEW

JUST READ A LITTLE BIT OF A NEW BOOK ABOUT THE CIVILISATION OF THE WEST AND HOW THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THINGS SINCE CIRCA 1500. AND HOW THE WRITER NIAL SEE EVERYTHING IS GOING TO GO WRONG OR HAS GONE WRONG DUE THE RISE OF ASIA.
YES, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE WRITER BUT DISAGREE THAT THE ASIAN RISE WILL DOMINATE THE WORLD IN THE NEAR FUTURE. AS IT IS YET A LONG WAY AWAY FOR THE PERCEPTION OF THE LEADERS AND THE PEOPLE TPO CHANGE. THERE WILL BE MASSIVE IDEOLOGICAL CHALLENGES AND HUMONGOUS GAP IN TERMS OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ACCEPTABILITY.
HOW THE PEOPLES' ASPIRATIONS AND THEIR WELL BEING WILL BE LOOKED AFTER ; A BURNING QUESTIONS REMAINS TO BE SEEN.
THE LEADERS WILL TURN DICTATOR AND WILL PURSUE THE ROUTE OF GAGGING THE OPPOSITION ALTHOUGH I GUESS THE COUNTRIES WILL PROSPER ECONOMICALLY AND SOCIALLY BUT THE POLITICAL CULTURE AND DEMOCRATIC DYNASTIC EGO IS YET HARD TO ERADICATE.
ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL AND LIFE STYLE AMENITIES ARE NOT THE ONLY BAROMETER TO GAUGE A COUNTRIES REAL DEVELOPMENT. IT'S A LONG ROUTE TO MENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF CLASS BARRIERS AND EQUAL RIGHTS................IS STILL A FRY CRY AND I DON'T THINK I WILL SEE CHANGES IN MY LIFE TIME.
THE RELIGIOUS WILL PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE AND I AM NOT SURE IT CAN ASCERTAIN THE CHANGING SOCIETY WITH PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE'S OF OTHER MINORITY GROUPS.
THE PERSONAL LIFE, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AS SEEN LIBERALLY IN THE WEST IS YET TO BE MORALLY AND POLITICALLY ACCEPTED BY THE EAST. (IN MANY PLACES).
THESE WILL BE THE CLASH OF TITANS AND THE WEST'S EASY ACCEPTABILITY WILL BE CULTURAL SHOCK FOR THE EAST.
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