Lesson 26: Culture, Religion, Language & Identity 2

  1. Can religion be a force for universality?
  2. What about language?
  3. How can universality not stamp out diversity?
  4. Put another way, can we have a global civilization without turning into a homogeneous "McWorld"? Can we protect unique identities and celebrate heritage and local cultures without fundamentalist "Jihad"?
  5. Student presentations
  6. Class evaluations: Honors Program and my own.
Take-home point: Modernization need not mean anomie and alienation, but it will take some work to make sure it doesn't.