November 21, 2015
Spreading Western values?
Some skeptics think that spreading the values and principles which have contributed to such great progress in the Western world actually comes down to spreading Western values. Therefore, it would be a way to establish Western dominance.
I have an opposite view. By letting humanism, equality, freedom, reason, and justice be spread across the world these determinants of progress will not be reserved for the Western world alone but be granted to all the world.
Precisely by allowing them to blossom all over the world they will become less of an exclusive Western property but a property of all people. This will help us see that there is nothing inherently Western to these values and principles. They are inherently human.
Author: Coert Visser