Are Autocrats Always Adversaries?

Are Autocrats Always Adversaries?

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It is the United States whose National Endowment for Democracy and its subsidiaries, and government-backed NGOs, interfere incessantly in the internal affairs of other nations to extend our democratist ideology. When did the political systems of 193 nations become the business of the government of the United States? And who …

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US and China: Collision or Cooperation?

US and China: Collision or Cooperation?

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Are China and the U.S., the world’s preeminent powers, headed for a clash or a level of engagement that will enable us both to avoid either a hot war or a second Cold War? In a surprise announcement at the Glasgow summit, U.S. climate czar John Kerry and his Chinese …

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Are China's Threats to Taiwan a Bluff?

Are China’s Threats to Taiwan a Bluff?

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China started and finished the recent war in the Himalayas with India. It warned Hong Kong to stifle the democracy protests that went violent in 2019. When Hong Kong failed to do so, Beijing acted and is now completing the full absorption of the city into the mainland. On its …

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US Embraces a Diversity China Fears

US Embraces a Diversity China Fears

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“Our diversity is our strength.” But is that cliché true? Where is the scientific, historical or empirical evidence for the proposition that the greater the religious, racial, tribal and ethnic diversity of a nation, the stronger it becomes?    To put it mildly, this is not a universally held belief. …

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JFK -- Accept Our Diverse World as It Is

JFK — Accept Our Diverse World as It Is

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Kennedy was asking us to recognize that the world consists not only of democrats but also of autocrats, dictatorships, military regimes, monarchs and politburos, and the goal of U.S. foreign policy was not to convert them into political replicas of the USA.    Kennedy was willing to put our political model …

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As America Recedes, China Rises

As America Recedes, China Rises

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Nor was Chinese President Xi Jinping’s address on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party an exercise in nuance. “We’ll never accept insufferably arrogant lecturing from those ‘master teachers!’” said Xi, drawing a roar from the crowd of party members and veterans. Clad in a Mao …

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Where Did All Those 'Capitalist Pigs' Go?

Where Did All Those ‘Capitalist Pigs’ Go?

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Today’s billionaires’ boys club has come to understand how to make its astonishing wealth acceptable… Set up a tax-exempt foundation, fund it with billions of dollars, invite in liberals to sit on the board, and, at munificent salaries, to run it and distribute its income to liberal causes. “There are …

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Coexistence or Cold War with China?

Coexistence or Cold War with China?

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Under Xi Jinping, said Blinken, China seeks to “become the leading country in the world — the country that sets the norms, that sets the standards.” In short, China’s geostrategic goal is to replace the U.S.-created world order with a new world order of its own. “The United States acknowledges …

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