Word of the Week: Impinge

As in: “The decline and fall of these civilizations, according to Toynbee, was not caused by external invasions but by internal decay. They failed to respond creatively to the challenges impinging on them. If Western civilization does not now respond constructively to the challenge to banish racism, some future historian will have to say that a great civilization died because it lacked the soul and commitment to make justice a reality for all men.” (King, 2015, p.83). 

King, M. L., Jr. (2015). The radical king. C. West (Ed.). Boston, MA: Beacon Street Press.

For definitions of impinge, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.




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