Monday, July 25, 2005

Failed Society?

Writing for Borderlands, John Docker of the ANU asks: Is America a Failed society?

"As well as a general curiosity, then, I wished to know how much did the US think of itself as a settler-colonial society, including its scholars, its intelligentsia? Would there be an awareness of American history as a history of genocide? Is there a public culture that discusses such questions? Indeed, what sort of public intellectual culture would this society have at close quarters?"

Read the full article and decide for yourself.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When the Dali Lama was asked what he thought of western society he replied
"it would be a very good idea"