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by Roger Scruton
The West And The Rest is a beautifully written and concise but also, maybe a bit for the worse as well as mostly for the better, a dense book.
The West And The Rest is a beautifully written and concise but also, maybe a bit for the worse as well as mostly for the better, a dense book. As well as to the frailties of one's own intellect even as it is fired to pursue the lessons of a natural teacher, this challenge was largely owing to Scruton's book having been already, in effect, highly concentrated by its author, who has here put the most salient features of not one but two whole civilisations at our concernful.
For one thing, the idea of the social contract, crucial to the self-conception of Western nations, is entirely absent in Islamic societies. Similarly, Scruton explains why the notions of territorial jurisdiction, citizenship, and the independent legitimacy of secular authority and law are both specifically Western and fundamentally antipathetic to Islamic thought.
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Globalization and the. Terrorist threat. When distinguishing the rest from the West I do not mean to imply that there is a unified antipathy to the Western way of life, or that the world is divided into opposing camps, as perhaps it was during the Cold War. Wilmington, delaware. However, it seems to me that there is a great difference between those parts where the Western political project has taken root, and those where it has not.
The West and Its Antagonists: Culture, Globalization, and the War on. .And. when terrorism too becomes globalized, the threat is ampliﬁed a hundred-fold.
The West and Its Antagonists: Culture, Globalization, and the War on Terrorism. In his book The West and the Rest: Globalization and the Terrorist. Threat, Scruton, a British philosopher and proliﬁc author, stakes out an interesting piece of. intellectual ground: certainly not anti-Western, or even anti-American, in any conventional. With al-Qa’eda, therefore, we encounter the real impact of globalization on. the Islamic revival.
Subtitled "Globalization and the Terrorist Threat," this book explores a number of related themes
Subtitled "Globalization and the Terrorist Threat," this book explores a number of related themes. A major thesis is how modern Western democracies differ from other types of societies in general, and the Islamic world in particular. Roger Scruton, who has written more than twenty books, including: LAND HELD HOSTAGE: LEBANON AND THE WEST (1987), has summarized the philosophical background of political thought supporting western forms of government and enterprises, on the one hand, and the most menacing forms of opposition threatening their existence, on the other.
Until recently, however, it modeled itself on the Assassins, and took powerful or symbolic individuals as its targets.
CHAPTER 4. GLOBALIZATION. IT IS THANKS to Western prosperity, Western legal systems, Western forms of banking, and Western communications that human initiatives now reach so easily across frontiers to affect the lives and aspirations of people all over the globe. Until recently, however, it modeled itself on the Assassins, and took powerful or symbolic individuals as its targets.
In his book ‘The West and the Rest: Globalisation and the Terrorist Threat’, Roger Scruton contests that by imposing itself and its values on the entire world through the globalization process, the West is creating th.
In his book ‘The West and the Rest: Globalisation and the Terrorist Threat’, Roger Scruton contests that by imposing itself and its values on the entire world through the globalization process, the West is creating the conditions for conflict to occur between other cultures. One example showing how Muslims use globalization to strengthen and promote their community can be found in Abu Basir’s book of rulings, where he uses the Islamic principle of "the necessities allow the prohibited".
The new book by Roger Scruton, one of Britain’s most prominent intellectuals, addresses the intellectual and political background to the September 11 attacks. Its eminently quotable pages, ranging from classical Islamic philosophy to architecture to current economics, offer a capsule history of the confluence of events and beliefs that led to September 1. -The New York Sun "British philosopher Roger Scruton’s The West and the Rest does a superb job of placing into context the horrendous events of September 11, 2001.
In this astonishing new book, Roger Scruton argues that to understand adequately the roots of Islamic terrorism, one must understand both the unique historical evolution of the state and the dynamic of globalization.With extraordinary perception, Scruton reveals the philosophical and theological roots of the current clash of civilizations. He addresses issues such as the conflict between Islam and secular law, notions of citizenship, fulfilling the human need for belonging, and why globalization provokes such an apparent desire for revenge against the West in some Islamic minds. Scruton's sober, well-informed narrative raises fundamental questions about the West's ability to recover and defend its own religious heritage while delimiting the harmful effects of its decadent hyper-individualism and the culture of repudiation it has sparked both within its own societies and the societies it touches. Finally, Scruton calls for the West to re-examine some of its assumptions about such matters as immigration, multiculturalism, progress and prosperity.
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Publisher: Continuum; Reprint edition (January 6, 2003)
Pages: 200 pages