Article by Bartley

523 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 2 Pages
The article looks at communication and how it will insure that democracy survives and it mediates our understanding of the world. The article also looks at the “clash of civilizations” and how the conflicts will not be over resources but it will be over the fundamental and often irreconcilable values. This will make the U.S. and the West on the defensive. The article also talks about how there has been a lot of interest in cultural, ethnic and religious values in the Islamic fundamentalism. The article looks at how people in the other countries are being educated in the U.S. There is also a power of prosperity where Western values are becoming an artifact of an exogenous civilization, but a lot of people believe that they are an artifact of economic development itself. At a certain level of prosperity people want power and that the economic development leads to demands for democracy and individual autonomy. The future is no sure thing and it is all about the people. In the article by Wilson, it looks at the concept of American Exceptionalism. The article talks about how we should embrace our values in the country and we should be proud of who we are in the world system. The article looks at how we are truly different and distinct. There are a couple of problems in our world which is the poor cannot get over certain things and…
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