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A World Apart

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS A World Apart G P D THE third world is a curious place. The basic unity of this place is quite obvious. There are nearly hundred states which together make the third world. There are many languages, many religions, many races and so on. Yet the internal unity is there for everybody to see. It is often said that the third world has an anti-imperialist past which unites it. Perhaps it was so. At the moment servility to the imperialists also seems to unite them. The number of countries stoutly fighting imperialism today is so pitifully small that it does not really make sense to argue that 'anti-imperialism' unites this world. In fact, not many in the third world even talk of 'imperialism'. If one were to compile the third world utterances on 'imperialism' it would not be a particularly violent book.

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