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(European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power.pdf) How ideas such as civilization and progress have been used as a smoke screen for Western dominance by the world renowned sociologist br br Ever since the Enlightenment Western intervention around the world has been justified by appeals to notions of civilization development and progress The assumption has been that such ideas are universal encrusted in natural law But as Immanuel Wallerstein argues in this short and elegant philippic these concepts are in fact not global Rather their genesis is firmly rooted in European thought and their primary function has been to provide justification for powerful states to impose their will against the weak under the smoke screen of what is supposed to be both beneficial to humankind and historically inevitable br br With great acuity Wallerstein draws together discussions of the idea of orientalism the right to intervene and the triumph of science over the humanities to explain how strategies designed to promote particular Western interests have acquired an all inclusive patina br br Wallerstein concludes by advocating a true universalism that will allow critical appraisal of all justifications for intervention by the powerful against the weak At a time when such intervention in the name of democracy and human rights has returned to the center stage of world politics his treatise is both relevant and compellingDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power books for multiple devices.