Author: Sylwia Ewelina Serwońska
Year of publication: 2008
Source: Show
Pages: 227-230
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PDF: ppsy/37/ppsy2008019.pdf

At the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries the notion of conflict took a new meaning. The issues of wars, terrorism and nationalism have created a new model of civilization, which is aggressive and imperialist towards others. Particular human populations are trying to take priority over others, using all accessible means to achieve that. In times when globalization is an inevitable factor, a conflict determines the existence and development of various cultures, nations and civilizations. We are a small turbine in this great machine. The multidimentional character of the above mentioned nations makes us contemplate and think them over. Paradoxically, a conflict and a war following it, is not less terrible than several dozen years ago. As Alvin Toffler wrote “If the war used to be a very important occupation left to generals, now it is too important to be dealt with by ignorants no matter if they wear a uniform or not. The issue of conflict used to be, is, and will be the nightmare of mankind. Will we win it, the time will only show”.

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