However, Iraq's ethnic and cultural diversity and counter identities could not pose an effective antipole
to pan-Arab nationalism, which envisaged a supremacy for the Arab ethnicity, and propagated a unity of the Arab nation throughout the Middle East.
weakens the attractivity of the gradient.
From these competitive actions, the dynamic of the monopole system is such that each pole (or antipole
) can be independently moved and then it generates an electric field of the type E = v x B.
It is here where its greatness lies as the antipole
of political totalitarianism.
(72) The community, through sharing vis-a-vis concrete others as well as vis-a-vis its antipole
, postmodern laissez-faire and randomness, furthers the growth of commitment as to what is pivotal here--the everyday-life or, in cultural studies turn terminology, culture as a "form of life", in which, for instance, "greeting behaviour and other forms of communication are considered to be more important than poems or symphonies" (73)
The fact is that in the critical reflections about Dvorak's music around the turn of the century, the composer was viewed exactly in the spirit of Vrchlicky's metaphor as "the creator of a positive antipole
to the world of power, reason, reflection and creative sorrow, of escape from the world of reality", as an antithesis to the "world of the diseased and the weak".
Immaturity, largely abandoned as a viable analytic index to sexual identity since the 1970s, is maintained in contemporary nosologies of paraphilia: a contemporary antipole
of Western heteromasculinity and an enduring Freudian projection at that.