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Posted: 07 October 2009 07:17 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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in End of Faith, page 67 :
“It is time we recognized just how maladaptive this Balkanization of our discourse has become”
I do not understand the meaning of “Balkanization” in this context.
How do you rewrite this sentence uisng another word instead ?
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Posted: 07 October 2009 11:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Fragmentation - often into hostile factions.

Reading up on the breakup of the Ottoman Empire and the ensuing confusion and violence should help you more fully grasp the reference.

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