Get your Eurocentrism here

Agamben manages to try to stop pissing off the Germans from this piece and ends up saying all Asian cultures have no relation to their history, and we also really don’t want to be Japanese. What we need is more of Old Europe. I guess he’s at least not calling again for a Latin Empire–great SoCal band name, though–but he does tell us how the Roman empire was quite respectful of local traditions. Who knew? (Not this guy.)