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The Hedgehog Review - Volume 15, No. 2 (Summer 2013) - The Apocalyptic Strain in Popular Culture : The American Nightmare Becomes the American Dream - Paul ...
In some cases, the solar disks are actually recreated in the round holes that are left:
"When negotiating in Western countries, the objective is to work toward a target of mutual understanding and agreement and 'shake-hands' when that agreement is reached – a cultural signal of the end of negotiations and the start of 'working together'. In Middle Eastern countries much negotiation takes place leading into the 'agreement', signified by shaking hands. However, the deal is not complete in the Middle Eastern culture. In fact, it is a cultural sign that 'serious' negotiations are just beginning."