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Raymond Aaron on Inequalities - Dictionary of Arguments

Krastev I 35
Inequalities/Aron/Krastev: The globalization of communication has made the world a village, but this village is ruled by a dictatorship of global comparisons. People outside of North America and Western Europe no longer compare their lot only with that of their neighbours. They contrast their living standards with the living standards of the most prosperous inhabitants of the planet. The great French political philosopher and sociologist Raymond Aron presciently observed five decades ago that ‘with humanity on the way to unification, inequality between peoples takes on the significance that inequality between classes once had.’(1)


1. Raymond Aron, ‘The Dawn of Universal History’ in The Dawn of Universal History: Selected Essays from a Witness to the Twentieth Century (Basic Books, 2002), p. 482.


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