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Book: The Five Principles of Middle Way Philosophy

Chapter: f. Awareness of Unholy Alliances

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44183


Unholy alliances consist of normally opposed absolutizing opposites uniting in opposition to the Middle Way, so as to defend the wider framing for their opposition. This can happen at political or at individual levels. Normally opposed individuals or sub-personalities may unite to reject the Middle Way by caricaturing it as conventionally middle, as indecisive, or as representing a rejected outgroup (as the normally opposed are temporarily welcomed into the ingroup).

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  • Robert Ellis ( - rmellis) 'Middle Way Society'