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Soyinka accuses West of destroying other nations

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by Lovely, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Lovely

    Lovely Senior Member Webmaster

    NOBEL laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, has accused the United States (U.S.) and other Western nations of deliberately and subtly wiping out any form of civilisation that doesn't fit theirs.

    According to the 1986 Nobel prize winner for Literature, the West would rather destroy any other form of civilisation than allow it to thrive parallel to it.

    "If you can't have it, and you don't own it," then "flood it," is the philosophy of the West", Soyinka argued, while speaking on "Civilisation, dead or alive," at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, venue of the London Literature Festival on Saturday evening.

    He described the U.S. invasion of Iraq as America's way "of denying Iraqis their civilisation." Besides, he accused the Americans of imposing their form of democracy on Iraq. America wasn't the only country that came under his hammer as he condemned the attitude of the West to other cultures and civilisations, saying, the West always ensure that any civilisation that doesn't originate from it is wiped out.

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