“Civilisation” Versus “Lifestyle”…

According to Mark Rowley of the Metropolitan police, ISIS have declared war on “Western lifestyle”. It seems typical of Europe in the twenty-first century that instead of “Western civilisation” it is “Western lifestyle”. Jihadists do not oppose our heritage, our traditions, our culture, our faith and our posterity, this implies, but the style in which we happen to be living. And why should they? We have all but abandoned them ourselves.

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About bsixsmith

I am a writer of stories and poems - published by Every Day Fiction, The London Journal of Fiction, 365 Tomorrows and Det Poetiske Bureau - and a columnist for Quillette, Areo and Bombs & Dollars.
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One Response to “Civilisation” Versus “Lifestyle”…

  1. An Gíogóir says:

    Nail hit on head there.

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