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with too much confidence and too little reflection we put the 20th century behind us and strode boldly into its successor swaddled in self-serving half truths: triumph of the West, the end of history, the uni-polar American moment, the ineluctable march of globalization and the free market
The impression left by conventional historians of tolerance was of Whggish triumphalism: the ineluctable march of "enlightened" theories and practices spreading into a world of increasing toleration.
Schoeck shows that envy does not depend upon inequality of circumstance, and that it is an ineluctable given in human life.
It's comforting to suppose that these states are simply the vanguard of an ineluctable movement toward full marriage equality.
evolving product of our behavior and our history, and not the result of some mechanistic, ineluctable process.
A sampling from the Philadelphia court shows that business courts are not subject to an ineluctable mandate to rule against consumers.
Mintz reports all that, but he does not draw the ineluctable inference that, even at mid-century, adults knew that they were not sheltering their children and that the protected child was a hollow fantasy.
Nick's story, reported by the Associated Press, represents that ineluctable spirit of survival so attractive to those seeking something to redeem from the disaster.
When Joey implores Shane to leave, saying "there's too many," Shane gives the ineluctable answer for a man who lives by the code of honor: "You wouldn't want me to run away, would you?
Awaiting the ineluctable, each is "alone with himself and his fear.
Today, progress in the Arab world will not come by secularizing it from above (Bulliet's chapter dealing with Chalabi is called "Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places") but by rediscovering this more tolerant Islam, which actually predates radicalism and, contra Ataturk, is an ineluctable part of Arab self-identity that must be accommodated.