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Arnold Toynbee: The World and the West: 1952

The historian Professor Arnold Toynbee examines the history of and reasons for the current hostility between east and west, and considers how non-westerners view the western world.

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Sun 21 Dec 1952 09:00 BBC Radio 4

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