What does being western mean to you? In The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria, (who grew up in India and now lives in the United States, by the way) gives some characteristics of what western culture involves. He seems to agree with Samuel P. Huntington in saying that western civilization "'is precious not because it is universal but because it is unique.'"
Unique how? What makes "the West" western? When I asked this on Facebook an hour ago, I got three replies along the lines of this:
But I wonder if Westerners in Europe would agree! :-)
Describe it. Contrast it to "the East." Anything! Just tell me...what does "the western lifestyle," "being western" and all that mean to you? And do you consider yourself part of the West? Is it based on where you live or attitudes you adopt? Can someone like Mr. Zakaria who was born in India become western? If so, how? By just moving here?