Due 9/1/06

"when Gandhi was asked what he thought of Western civilization he said

he thought it would be a good idea. ' 

     Where is Western Civilization?

 Note: I am not a big fan of wikipedia and generally discourage its use but in this case the site provides a good explanation

of the various definition of Western civilization and an interactive map illustrating the regions of the world considered Western.

 

What is Western Civilization?

Western Civilization is generally described as rational (and secular), capitalist (and imperialist), liberal (and democratic), technological (and scientific).  Even as these values have come into being over the past 500 years, however, they have also been contested: rationality by spirituality, capitalism and liberalism by socialism, totalitarianism, and racism.