Shout out to all the non-Europeans who developed or discovered something hundreds of years before Europeans did but get no recognition in the West or even in the modern world as an individual or as part of a culture because everything they said or did was disregarded by oppressive colonialists.
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.
Samuel P. Huntington, cited on the ‘Where is Raed?’ website, a day-to-day journal of everyday life in Baghdad under bombardment.
Extract in Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism, A Very Short Introduction (UK: Oxford University Press, 2003), p. 32.
Why Every Man Should Be Strong
Even though “Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century” turned out to be a truly epic post (more like a short ebook, really), I actually