Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Thodore Von Laue's "The World Revolution of Westernization"

Please comment below about the article. You may respond to others, but to earn your grade, you must significantly contribute to the discussion and be responsive to one of the following prompts from the reading:

Who are the "Westernized non-Western intelligensia"?
What is their problem?

What does Laue mean when he says that "as a result of their Westernization they became anti-Western nationalists?"
How could Westernization make people anti-Western?

Evaluate the statement "To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation." in the context of the article. Is von Laue describing some paradoxical aspect of human nature, or are these conflicts the product of colonialism?