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The fragile civilization

The fragile civilization


The unmade bed’s diktat

"What is civilization? I do not know. I cannot define it in abstract terms. But I think I would recognise it when I see it ...". So began the art historian Kenneth Clark's BBC series Civilisation from the late 1960s. There are probably many that share Clark's view, that civilization is best defined a roundabout way - through the cultural expression that seems to capture the core of civilisation.

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