Friday, 18 June 2010

Praying - on your knees or prostrate?

Minimal input from me today. I was doing some research in advance of the Strategic Defence Review and came across this. Bit deeper than "Trident - Yes or No?" but worthy of posting as just this extract poses the basic question of where do we want to be tomorrow when the sh*t hits the fan.
"World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural. Civilizations-the highest cultural groupings of people-are differentiated from each other by religion, history, language and tradition. These divisions are deep and increasing in importance. From Yugoslavia to the Middle East to Central Asia, the fault lines of civilizations are the battle lines of the future. In this emerging era of cultural conflict the United States must forge alliances with similar cultures and spread its values wherever possible. With alien civilizations the West must be accommodating if possible, but confrontational if necessary. In the final analysis, however, all civilizations will have to learn to tolerate each other."

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