About us and them

  • 1999-03-04
  • Vytautas Dumbliauskas
Of all our neighbors, Belarus is the one we speak about least. Maybe that is because it remains stuck in the past from which we want to break away. Therefore, we pay most attention to those that have left us behind (Poland) or are on the same level with us (Latvia).In order to find a more accurate term to characterize Belarus, I will use the word "ethnocentrism." This sociological term describes the evaluation of other societies and cultures on the basis of the values and standards of one's own society. Therefore we should evaluate our eastern neighbor on the basis of our values - private o...
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