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Hey /lit/, as someone who lives in a shitty part of Asia, I often find myself alone in my admiration of Western ideals.

Most people I know think of colonialism and exploitation when they think of Europe, and they refuse to look any further than this. What books would you suggest to introduce an outsider/layman to Western culture? My go-to suggestion is usually just Thomas Paine's Rights of Man and some Wikipedia articles about things like the French Revolution to provide some historical context, but I was wondering if there are any other books that are more accessible and easy to follow.
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>>7601826
Poo in loo
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>>7601829
You do know that there was a cholera epidemic in Neaples in the 60s, right? The 1960s.
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>>7601829

:^)
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>>7601826
I believe Marx wrote on the positive effects (as well as negative) of colonialisation on India, so that could be a nice direct study.
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>>7601826
By Western ideals, would you be referring to ideals from 1000-2000 A.D.?

Or would you be referring to something definitive within the last 500 years?
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hmm... mayby grass' "the tin drum" would give you some insight into the lives and culture in the early 20th century in a good read.
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Walden and Civil Disobedience.
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>>7601826
Buryatia?
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>>7601826
Nice pic OP
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>>7601882
I've just started drinking coffee and reading Balzac recently. I usually do it while taking a hot bath. Very comfy. But what's the reference?
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Western culture is dead. Christianity and shakespeare got BTFO by twerking negresses and lgbtqbbqwtfetc. positive superhero drivel. the average inhabitant of the west leads a zombified existence, numbed by marihuana, netflix antidepressants... all aggressive impulses smothered by high-estrogen processed foodstuffs. really I envy you. I really liked the west, but it's gone, no saving it now.
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