May 10 (Tibet.net): His Holiness the Dalai Lama after being awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, for his lifelong leadership in promoting peace, compassion and inter-religious understanding said “Democracy is universal and not an American possession. If countries had strong culture then there was no danger of cultural imperialism. The danger is when a culture is weakened and a vacuum is created as in the case of China after the Cultural Revolution.”
He was replying to a question on how he could reconcile the promotion of democracy with the idea of cultural imperialism.
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