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A World of Clones: The Impact of Westernization 

Over the years the civilizations of the world have adopted many of the West's styles and

ways of life. This "Westernization  has started a downward spiral in destroying the cultural

diversity of the world. Westernization has caused many people to reject their traditional style of

clothing and alter their daily life to conform with the styles of the Western part of the world. Paul

Harrison, author of "The Westernization of the World , points to the obvious when he says,

"Every capital city in the world is getting to look like every other; it is Marshall McLuhan's global

village, but the style is exclusively Western (67).

Part of the reason this "global village  looks like that of a Western city is because large

broadcasting companies from America are broadcasting their television shows and commercials all

over the world. The Turning Point Project gives an alarming figure that in Europe and South

America the average person watches three to four hours of television per day. In Japan and

Mexico, they watch more than that. Even in countries where there are no roads the people still

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