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Irish doctor with too many thoughts, too little time and a blog that's supposed to check in on reality.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Cs - Civilisations and the other c-word

I know the "Clash of Civilisations" buzz has been bandied about too much too really interest anyone anymore but this post from the Belmont Club about the cartoons is worth a read - But it does imply that cultural conflict and competition is inevitable and that these clashes must be played out on some sort of battlefield, though not necessarily a physical one. The attitude of many Western intellectuals paralyzed by the cult of multiculturalism is ironically that "they don't do culture".

For some etymological fun - Eamonn has a fascinating discussion of the unspeakable c-word.

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