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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)
American historian and theorist 1910-1977
...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)
American Essayist 1934-
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.
American playwright 1911-1983
All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent.
Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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.
English journalist, author, and broadcaster 1975-
As far as I'm concerned, you're a feminist by default if you're born in the Western world right now.
Nigerian-born British novelist 1944-2017
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
Indonesian Muslim cleric 1938-
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.
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)
American politician and lobbyist 1961-
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.
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
Algerian politician, socialist soldier and revolutionary 1916-2012
Colonialism is an idea born in the West that drives Western countries - like France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain - to occupy countries outside of Europe.
Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
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.
French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.
Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.
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