Date: 2003-04-28 14:11:13
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"...problems are remnants of European colonialism is revisionism at its best..."
You definition of colonialism only reflects the definition found in the dictionary.
Its broader than that, when a power imposes its values on others (through economic bribery, by helping out people
by imposing a set of values, etc..). I'd call it neo-colonialism.
Currently, the US falls in that category, but i'm not blaming the US, its normal when there is a sole superpower that it wishes to impose its views on others (I compare the US with the Roman Empire, since the Roman Empire brought a lot of civility and order in an otherwise chaotic world)... And the roman empire was not a dictatorship ...
The same was true with Europeans, when the UK colonized India, they brought in education and hospitals...
Its up to all of us individually to determine if this is right or wrong...