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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Civilization is a double-edged concept. During the last two centuries, it has been employed as an ideological weapon to distinguish between us and them, the so-called “civilized” and “barbarians”. The 20th century, the bloodiest century in all human history, has not deterred the ideologues to continue speaking of civilization as the possession of one group of humanity against another. Offering Ten propositions, this paper is an attempt to disentangle “civilization” from its ideological uses.