Quotation by Ishmael Reed

There has never been in history another such culture as the Western civilization M a culture which has practiced the belief that the physical and social environment of man is subject to rational manipulation and that history is subject to the will and action of man; whereas central to the traditional cultures of the rivals of Western civilization, those of Africa and Asia, is a belief that it is environment that dominates man.
Ishmael Reed (b. 1938), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. repr. In Conjure University of Massachusetts Press (1972). "Neo-HooDoo Manifesto," L.A. Free Press.
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