Friday, September 27, 2013

"Searching for a method of com- municating the values of Western civilization to Indians which avoided offending their Hindu sensibilities, the administration discovered the power of English literature as a vehicle for imperial authority. 'The strategy of locating authority in these texts all but effaced the sordid history of colonialist expropriation, material exploitation, and class and race oppression behind European world dominance . . . the English literary text functioned as a surrogate Englishman in his highest and most perfect state' "

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Human Rights and Tradition

 So this is a two sided coin, how culture per se and rights are actually incompatable.

 This is one viewpoint that sheds some light as to the topology of rights and its critique. Its a critique I'm interested in developing.