Tag Archives: Deng Xiaoping

Beating Trump in 2020 as Per Deng Xiaoping

So roughly to answer a friend’s question how is Trump to be beaten? Assuming the election is close, which in Electoral College terms is likely, then it will be decided by a few hundred thousand voters in Wisc, Michigan, Penn. … Continue reading

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The Coming Problem with American Exceptionalism: ‘The China Shock’

The problem with American exceptionalism, as one side of the gun control debate shows, is that it stops you learning anything from other countries. Exceptionalism is also in for a shock (‘The China Shock’) in around 2018 when China becomes … Continue reading

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Heroes of Retreat

I have been reading the splendid ‘Anatomy of a Moment’ by Javier Cercas, the Spanish novelist, about the 1981 attempted coup in Spain and came across a reference to the phrase of Hans Magnus Enzensberger: ‘the heroes of retreat‘: ACCORDING … Continue reading

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Who Will Be Seen as the Most Important Figure of the 20th Century?

My probably premature suggestion (as Chou En Lai famously said of the French Revolution: ‘it’s too early to say’, though some have suggested he was talking about the 1968 events and dolt Kissinger misunderstood) is Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997), as he … Continue reading

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