ASIA: Good Angel?

Unlike most other contemporary historians, Arnold Toynbee is no mere bookkeeper of destiny. He believes that the facts compiled from the past would be useless unless related to the moral purposes that animate men's actions. On a BBC symposium, Moral Historian Toynbee presented a remarkable analysis of the West's tragic relations with Asia, and it defined the West's job in Asia better than volumes of State Department directives and U.N. studies.

The New Dream. The West, as Toynbee sees it, drew its first strength from Asia's great, early civilization and eventually used its...

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