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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Chinese Civilization Versus American Nation

China is a civilization which pretends to be a nation. Despite Mao’s dalliance with the Western ideology of communism between 1950 and 1976, China never ceased being a fundamentally Confucian world. America is a nation which pretends to be a civilization. America cannot be a civilization because the roots of its culture lies outside its borders, in Europe, and all the European nations are determined to carve out a non-American identity. History tells us that in the conflict between a nation and a civilization, the civilization has a better chance of winning. But America is not like most other nations in history—it is economically and militarily too powerful and so it is hard to predict which side will be in a position to dominate the world in the next two decades. 

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