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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:19 PM

9. Excuse me, but exactly how is Hedges "romanticizing" these civilizations? He's contrasting

 

them favorably with capitalist\englightenment civilizations. But I don't get 'romanticizing' from his piece. Likewise, how does Hedges misrepresent and demonize the Enlightenment? He critiques it but his criticism is soundly rooted in fact, so neither misrepresentation nor demonization.

Hedges is the latest in a long line of poets, artists and essayists who expose the flaws in the mentality of the post-1600 West.

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