01 May, 2008

Where is 'the West'?

Interesting article here about what we mean by 'the West'.

1 comment:

Marc_Newcomb said...

I would think it's almost an obsolete term now; it made sense during the Cold War when the world was sharply divided into two or three camps, with NATO and friendly countries mainly in the geographical West and separated from the communist East by a physical border in central Europe. Now that countries are not organized so clearly into large coherent groups with common purposes and ideologies, the idea of the political West makes less sense.