Tuesday, November 02, 2004

What Osama might have told America

Spengler's latest piece is one of his best. Western man is far too pleased with his moral and intellectual superiority. He is quick to criticize the Other, but slow to criticize himself. Certainly, he will find little "flaws" in his society, but he is fundamentally convinced of the value of his technological-scientific-democratic civilization. Yet, it is this civilization which has led to all the points mentioned in Spengler's fictional speech. I disagree with him only in this: that the rise of Islam among the ruins of European civilization is far from certain.

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