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"We all know what is meant by the term 'international community', don't we? It's the west, of course, nothing more, nothing less. Using the term 'international community' is a way of dignifying the west, of globalising it, of making it sound more respectable, more neutral and high-faluting."--Martin Jacques, The Guardian, "What the hell is the international community?", Thu 24 Aug 2006

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  1. Self-important, pompous; arrogant or egotistical.





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