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Culture, Civilization, and Humanity - Tarek Heggy

Culture, Civilization, and Humanity

Hardcover Published: 30th August 2003
ISBN: 9780714655543
Number Of Pages: 392

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Part I of this volume, The Values of Progress, endeavours to prove the existence of three intellectual horizons: the horizon of cultures; above that the horizon of civilizations; and above both the horizon of humanity. This part gives solid evidence that "progress" is a product of the horizon of humanity. Part II comprises Tarek Heggy's writings on the Egyptian mind. Part III is an attempt to diagnose the illnesses of contemporary Egyptian political and socio-economic actuality and prescribe two solutions: a liberal political system and a modern market economy driven by an advanced cadre that represents the best of modern management techniques. Part IV provides a full-scale criticism of the theory and practices and accurately predicted, in the 1970s, the collapse of the socialist system.

"Throughout, Heggy argues for channels through which civilizations can engage in dialogue, and, more specifically, routes by which Egypt and other Middle Eastern nations can effect genuine internal change." -"Middle East Journal

Essays on the Values of Progressp. 1
Introduction: The English Editionp. 3
Preludep. 4
Some Basic Remarks About the Values of Progressp. 5
The Most Important Values of Progressp. 9
Source and Identityp. 42
Cultural Specificityp. 44
Building a Strong Societyp. 48
Essays on Egypt's Cultural Dilemmap. 51
Introductionp. 53
Why Do I Write?p. 54
The 'Big-Talk' Syndromep. 57
Singing Our Own Praisesp. 61
Between a Culture of Peace and a Culture of Warp. 65
Egyptian Identity and Globalizationp. 69
Humanity, America and Civilizationp. 73
Reflections on an American Tripp. 82
Localized to the Spinep. 92
The Anatomy of Apathyp. 94
The United States and the World Futurep. 99
Egypt's Economic Reform in the Balancep. 103
The Arab Mindset and the Conspiracy Theoryp. 108
Complacency: 'Enough is Enough'p. 119
Civilized Debate versus Fascist Intimidationp. 121
Technological Advancement Prerequisites: Wealth or Management?p. 124
Does 'Intellectuality' Have a 'Nationality'?p. 127
Imperative Management Reformp. 131
Fateful Transformationp. 135
The Tragedy of Education and Culture in Egyptp. 152
Essays on Contemporary Egyptian Problemsp. 167
Introductionp. 169
The Tragedy of Subsidiesp. 170
The Art of Work: An Art We Have Lostp. 179
Who are the Makers of History: Circumstances or People?p. 183
The Difficult Equation of Change versus Stabilityp. 188
Religious Extremism in Egyptp. 193
The Egyptian Problem: Origins and Analysisp. 197
What is to be Done?p. 205
The Four Idolsp. 221
Promoting Reading as a Hobby and a Methodologyp. 227
Egyptians Between Rights and Dutiesp. 231
Saad Zaghlul and the Unity of the Two Elements of the Egyptian Nationp. 237
Management and Societyp. 243
Reflections on 'Buffoonery' and 'Failure'p. 260
Essays on the Imperative Fall of Socialism: A Critique of Marxismp. 265
Introductionp. 267
Marxism: Where To?p. 268
The Dictatorship of the Proletariatp. 275
Eurocommunismp. 288
The Revealing Light of Democracy and the Darkness of the Single Opinionp. 300
Marxist Economics Between Theory and Practicep. 326
The Individual and Societyp. 349
Marxism Between Protestantism and Catholicismp. 359
Communist Propaganda in the Balance of Truthp. 362
Notesp. 368
Indexp. 385
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ISBN: 9780714655543
ISBN-10: 0714655546
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 30th August 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1