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I disagree.. completely.

I would say that Saudia Araia is also liked in Europe and the US (while is worst than Iran). But still, that was not the point of my comment. I wanted to point out that Sauid Arabia and Buthan are not, even remotely, similar stuff..(neither Iran -Nepal) it is like comparing eggs and a pineapple. You name it, political, social, structural, symbolic (and so on), almost nothing in common.

So I put fault on your basic structural reasoning, sorry :) Saying that Nepal without comunism would be something as distateful as Saudi Arabia is completely incorrect (by comparing it with Buthan, which I alsto think is not quite like Nepal but I have no background on it since never read anything about it). A basic symbolic analysis of the works of the anthropologists in the field explains it in detail. Clearly Nepal is not like the australian aborigens (which also have a non-democratic structure but frankly they are more democratic that anything one can reproduce in the west) but it is not Saudi Arabia either.

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by kcurie on Thu Mar 20th, 2008 at 05:16:14 PM EST
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