Title : ORIENTE E OCCIDENTE IL MITO DI UNA FRATTURA
The second war against Iraq and the events of September 11, 2001 have suppl
Maker of product: Georges Corm-autore/Franco Cardini-introduzione
Format: 15 X 22,5
n° pages: 176
The second war against Iraq and the events of September 11, 2001 have supplied new polemical weapons to the upholders of the thesis of the diversity – often and readily intended as superiority – of the West with respect to other cultures, thus reinforcing the “clash of civilisations” climate that has grown stronger over time. Departing from the symbology of the images tied to these tragic events, and using effective examples, Corm explains how the clichés of a mystical, archaic and irrational East and a materialistic, rationalist and individualist West have gained ground. Corm’s reflection draws a sharp historical picture which encourages tolerance and respect of pluralism, without stopping at rhetorical statements. It is also a precious analysis that goes against the mainstream (and against the clichés) of this presumed struggle between civilisations and cultures that animates the latest international debate.