Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

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Hand in Hand

Posted by Dale Kuehne on May 12, 2010

The growth of democracy, capitalism and syphilis in China.

This might have something to do with the reluctance of Islam to embrace the West.


2 Responses to “Hand in Hand”

  1. Lauren Fithian said

    That’s quite a leap: from growth in democracy in China (a debatable statement in and of itself) to growth in syphilis! So China’s “economic reforms” (which, according to the article, lead to men having more “expendable income” to spend on prostitution, become infected and then spread it to their wives and other sexual partners) are the result of “embracing the West?”

    Also–is it a problem if Islam does not “embrace the West?” And what does it even mean for a religion to “embrace the West?”

  2. faith said

    how about the decrease in female children who are aborted due to the cultural desire for sons. fewer women for men to marry, more importing of prostitutes and sex workers. worth considering.

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