V. S. Naipaul | Critical Essay by Jack Beatty

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of V. S. Naipaul.
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Critical Essay by Jack Beatty

As enlightened people we are supposed to believe that all cultures are equidistant from eternity, that none is perfect, that each should be judged by standards that are immanent in the culture itself since no one, now, believes in universal standards. They are values, and values are culture-bound. Applied to an alien culture, they become forms of vanity. But this kind of moral inflation is hardly a danger for us. The danger for us is of a sort of inverse imperialism: the suppressing of our values out of cultural guilt and in the name of cultural relativity….

There is, I think, an element of self-deceit in this attitude. Painfully conscious of the despised roots of his own values in Christianity, capitalism, and industry, the liberal mutes his anger at the inequality, the despotism, and the climate of cruelty in...

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