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In the article “Human Rights and Asian Values” by Amartya Sen the main focus is on how human rights and moral values are treated in European society compared to that of Asia. Dating back to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, many have said that freedom is purely a western ideal, and is not seen in Asian governments. In her article, Sen argues against this statement, citing Akbar and Ashoka who are former rulers in India. These rulers demonstrated religious and ethnic tolerance, not seen in western
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Unformatted text preview: culture. Later in the article Sen acknowledges that countries have different cultures, values, and traditions and we are actually more alike than we think. This can again relate to Marshall Hodgson’s article because Eurocentric thinking affected the way maps were made and history was written. The links that exist between the West and the rest of the world are strong influencers on globalization....
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