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Anichcha Dukka Anatta


Where does this road lead to
questioned one disoriented traveller
This road leads to another road
replied one pathfinder 

-SMR Ananda in "Hari Dakma" (Proper Vision) -

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comment Why do people (governments) hang on to the idea of East and West?
Part 2: The rhetoric during the cold war seems to support your idea as non-religious "commies" were the East. This might also explain the tolerance of Neo-Nazi regime of South Africa in the 70s. See Basil D'Olivera Affair. I will accept your answer, until there is a better answer.
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I have to divide my comment to two parts as there is no room for the full comment within the character limit of a comment. Part 1: I tend to agree,conditionally, with this view. Few years ago most of the countries were divided into 3 categories as the Western Block (US, UK, France, West Germany etc.), the Eastern block (USSR, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary etc.) and the Non-aligned (India, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Brazil etc.). As winners of the "cold war", Western Bloc seems to be in the "us" against "them" mode now, that is, divide the world to only two categories; East and West.
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Someone down voted this question. Can that person provide a reason?
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@DavidThornley: As you see from Tom Au's answer below, people could provide different meanings to this idea.
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