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ERIC Number: EJ853583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Properly Understanding Other Peoples
Fradkin, Hillel
Academic Questions, v16 n3 p71-75 Jun 2003
Until recent times, it seemed evident that to study another culture successfully, one was obliged to understand it clearly and accurately, exactly as it understood itself, with all its inherent contradictions. Lately that paradigm has changed to an almost exclusive and unquestioning focus on the grievances of the other culture and the oppression under which it labors. Unfortunately, writes Hillel Fradkin, the superficial perspective that grievances constitute the essence of a people is of no help in understanding why such antagonists as radical Islamists hate us so vehemently.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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