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Even with all endemic corruption interestingly Eastern world have respect for things other then money (or not just money).

Let's apply your vague claim of your own Clash of Civilisations framing to the specific example you brought up: attitudes towards immigrants. Can you present me an example of the poor welcomed and the rich not welcomed in what you categorise as the East? Furthermore, whose welcome do you mean exactly? It's not like the British state's and the City's welcome for Russian oligarchs is met by the population at large or the media elite.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Mar 4th, 2014 at 05:18:45 AM EST
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Yes, but the City is a legitimate oligarchy with perfectly legitimate oligarchs, some of whom even have knighthoods.

While all those Eastern countries over there used to be communist, or they were run by dictators, or brown people, or something, I forget now.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Mar 4th, 2014 at 08:30:06 AM EST
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