The notion of a human-centered world came to play a crucial role in the later formation of Modernity, particularly in its emphasis on individual and civil rights and democracy (or the people's participatory role in government). Disconcerted by the terrors and anarchies of the English Civil War (1642-1649), English thinkers and philosophers attempted to construct a viable frame or political system that could drive away, once and for all, the potential for another war and thus create stability.
Bush’s Predicament in Iraq An Outcome of a (Mis)conception of Modernity Zaid N. Mahir University of Baghdad On the first anniversary of 9/11, George W. Bush wrote that the ideal of freedom had been the target of the World Trade Center attackers and concluded, “as the greatest power on earth we have an obligation to help the spread of freedom.” David Harvey, who cites this statement in his A Brief History of Neoliberalism (2005, 6), places it and other
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