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To return with all this in mind to the problem at hand: the historically determined realities of the modem order have placed ex-colonial countries, as well as large numbers of their people, within global or local communities as the case may be which are dominated by powerful groups. These groups exercise their domination through a discourse which marginalizes these countries and people, precisely on the basis of the fact that the latter do not control its patterns and conventions in the manner authorized by them.

These groups exercise their domination through a discourse which marginalizes these countries and people, precisely on the basis of the fact that the latter do not control its patterns and conventions in the manner authorized by them. At the same time, there is no way in which these countries and people can make for themselves the kind of equal and liberated life they are now in search of, except within the realities of the world which they occupy but which at present they have no control over by virtue of the marginal status that they have been assigned.

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