#80, Jeff Northridge. It was about "Theory of the Clash"... . - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zmogus
    • 17.02.06 | 16:55 (IST)

    ...and not about the phenomenon of clash. The clash of civilizations is going on ever since different cultures had chances to consolidate gradually their own self via encounter of "the other". crusaders, collonialism etc. The question whether one can reduce it to a piece of positive knowledge, that's to say a theory, like that Marx's clash of classes. The whole point is that departing from "essentialist oppositions" (Orientalism in Saidian sense for ex.) whereby Europeans back then and Americans now justify their forceful intervention into the East. In fact "CF" theory annuled even the need of justification. "That's how it is in the history". The prob. is, it is so much more if you adhere to such "theory" and act accordingly. And for the Christian right, for them "CF" is a theory just because "Revelation" chapter in NT

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