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  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Most of western culture is a distortion of reality. But reality should be distorted; that is, imaginatively amended. The Buddhist acquiescence to nature is neither accurate about nature nor just to human potential.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...Western Civilization began to expand in 976....The economic expansion was achieved chiefly by specialization and exchange... commercialization.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
  • Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee Williams
    American playwright 1911-1983
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    All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.
  • Caitlin Moran
    Caitlin Moran
    English journalist, author, and broadcaster 1975-
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    As far as I'm concerned, you're a feminist by default if you're born in the Western world right now.
  • Buchi Emecheta
    Buchi Emecheta
    Nigerian-born British novelist 1944-2017
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    Being a woman writer, I would be deceiving myself if I said I write completely through the eye of a man. There's nothing bad in it, but that does not make me a feminist writer. I hate that name. The tag is from the Western world - like we are called the Third World.
  • Abu Bakar Bashir
    Abu Bakar Bashir
    Indonesian Muslim cleric 1938-
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    But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Capitalism, gaudy and greedy, has been inherent in western aesthetics from ancient Egypt on. It is the mysticism and glamour of things, which take on a personality of their own. As an economic system, it is in the Darwinian line of Sade, not Rousseau.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Bill Shuster
    Bill Shuster
    American politician and lobbyist 1961-
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    Central and western Pennsylvania has one of the best workforces in the country and this will provide job training, new skills and additional resources for those trying to find a job.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Cinema is the culmination of the obsessive, mechanistic male drive in western culture. The movie projector is an Apollonian straight-shooter, demonstrating the link between aggression and art. Every pictorial framing is a ritual limitation, a barred precinct.
  • Ahmed Ben Bella
    Ahmed Ben Bella
    Algerian politician, socialist soldier and revolutionary 1916-2012
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    Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries - like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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    Complex astronomical instruments like the Antikythera Mechanism and the Nebra Sky Disk were made by Pagans. Our Pagan intellectual heritage includes poets and scientists and literary intellectuals of every kind, especially including those who wrote some of the most important and influential books in all of Western history.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
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    Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.
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