colonialism did not die after the end of World War II when the West
gave up its colonies. It merely changed to a more subtle form, which
may prove more harmful to non-Western cultures in the long run.
expansion of Western culture has continued at an accelerated rate
along with the denigration and decline of non-Western civilizations
and their religion, art, literature and customs.
colonialism has taken on several new faces or, rather, new masks. It
masquerades itself through democracy, internationalism, free trade
In the name of modernization and globalization
it pretends to be uplifting peoples whom it is really exploiting and
whose culture it is eliminating.
This is not different than
colonialism originally, which vaunted itself as the bringer of
civilization and culture to the uncivilized world.