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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Barbarianism Versus Civilization

The advanced nations often fail to recognize the appeal of barbarianism—they don’t give enough attention to the cultural pride, sense of historical injustice, lust for unearned riches, and the sentiment of rejecting of modernity that motivates the barbarian cultures. Barbarianism has always been a powerful political force; it has had a decisive impact on the history of civilization. In the conflicts between civilization and barbarianism, the barbarians might lose in the short term, but, if they are passionate about their way of life and have a sizable territory under their control, they win in the long term. The Persian empire, Indus Valley civilization, Greek city-states, Roman empire, and British empire were ripped apart by the people that these empires viewed as barbarians.

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