Category Archives: Rise of China

Conflict arising from China’s new position in the world

Russia, America and the Contest of Sick Systems: Gideon Rachman

A stellar article in today’s UK Financial Times by Gideon Rachman: the Last Man Standing Theory: Internal resilience, not external strength, will determine the century’s power struggles. What was Vladimir Putin thinking? Viewed from the west, the Russian president’s decision … Continue reading

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The US Has Reached the Last Stage Before Collapse: Corrupt Decadence by James Traub

  Brilliant Article from James Traub in today’s Business Insider which I print in full: essential reading and also, as well as an indictment of corrupt conservatism, an equal indictment of  the lack of new rejuvenating ideas for reform from … Continue reading

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Is the World Really Better than Ever? by Oliver Burkeman

Worth the long read: the argument between optimists and pessimists re our current situation: from today’s UK Guardian:         The headlines have never been worse. But an increasingly influential group of thinkers insists that humankind has never … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s unwitting surrender to China by Edward Luce

Great piece in today’s UK Financial Times by Edward Luce. Basically it says that Trump really is an unwitting Chinese rather than Russian Trojan Horse, and I think he and the GOP is too deeply stupid to realize it. And … Continue reading

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War and Peace and Steady State Economy by Herman Daly

A very powerful short essay from Herman Kahn who was briefly famous for thinking the unthinkable about nuclear war, but then turned his attention to the Steady State economy in the 1970s and now combines the issues of War and … Continue reading

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The Tea Party and the Rise of China

I got involved in some on line arguing about whether the rise of the Tea Party would strengthen America or do it down. Here are some of my side of the conversation. The other side was mainly rhetoric about liberty and … Continue reading

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Map of the World by Population Size

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