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trahy buh lizm

  • n  the state of living together in tribes
  • n  the beliefs of a tribal society

  • Environmentalism will press against globalization, and the world will have to confront the power of tribalism and the challenge of fundamentalism.
  • If so, last week's attack could presage more bloody assaults on the representatives of globalism by defiant warriors of a now not-so-quaint neo-tribalism.
  • But aside from the miscommunication and tribalism among local, state and federal officials before, during and after the events, none of them have really been all that realistic.
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  • Bracing For The Venezuelan Meltdown
    Tribalism (refer to South American native social and cultural traditions in this case.). You gotta love it. In case the (north) Americans get the swelled head? What are the Crips and Bloods again?
    Dec. 8, 2013 - Strategy Page
  • Karzai Family Values
    . While many Afghans understand that the rest of the world (most of it) has gone beyond tribalism to the more efficient nation state, Afghanistan is still firmly stuck in the tribal phase of cultural development.
    Dec. 4, 2013 - Strategy Page

  • Barack Obama in Forbes
    Very many people sat up and listened, but the government didn't like it,Said Obama said of his nephew's speech. "It touched a nerve they didn't want touched. The corruption is endemic here and tribalism cannot escape your eyes - you just...
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Channel News Asia
    We think of the evil of war, the murderous fruits of tribalism and ethnic rivalry, the greed which corrupts men's hearts, enslaves the poor, and robs future generations of the resources they need to create a more equitable and just society,...
  • Jerry Rawlings in International Herald Tribune
    Rawlings said Monday that Ghana confronts "pervasive corruption at all levels, missed opportunities for genuine progress, nepotism, tribalism and known cases of political torture and killings."

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