TITLE

Ayatollahism

PUB. DATE
February 1980
SOURCE
National Review;2/22/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p200
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses philosopher and historian Oswald Spengler's distinction of words culture and civilization. By civilization he meant the modern form of society. Others' anticipation of Spengler's distinction sheds much light on current upheavals in the Third World, and on various difficulties faced by the United States. In the form of a traditional culture, society is communal and subordinates the individual, often ruthlessly, to the group. Modernizing "civilization" of Spengler, values the individual highly and celebrates human differences. A cyclical theory of history, was posited by Oswald Spengler, in which civilization and culture replaced each other indefinitely.
ACCESSION #
8871573

 

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