What strikes you as you fly into Afghanistan is the sheer vastness and inhospitableness
of this mountainous country.
Catastrophes aside, the economic and political inhospitableness
of these countries creates a welfare burden on the industrialized democracies through large wealth transfers in the form of aid and concessionary loans granted directly by developed countries and indirectly through international agencies, as well as through migration of persons fleeing destitution and oppression at home.
The cosmopolitan aspect of the city that we so much celebrate, can, it seems, create an inhospitableness
, or perhaps just a disinterest in others.
These environmentalists don't believe that the grand schemes for northern agriculture will ever succeed because of the capricious climate, the rotten soils, and the sheer environmental inhospitableness
of the place.
In the literary and filmic representations of first-generation Turks in Germany (those who came to the Federal Republic as recruited labourers, mainly from the mid-1960s until the Anwerbestopp of 1973, plus their spouses who joined them in the course of the 1970s) three particular obstacles to their social integration tended to be emphasized: the inhospitableness
of the host country, the cultural dislocation suffered in the process of migration, and the resulting tendency on the part of the migrants to try to combat both these pressures through a strategy of cultural segregation.