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1 Ghost of a Goosestepping Obama Tina Brown  Tue, Jul 12, 2011 6:07:05pm

Great article. When i was in east Asia, several years ago, there were many Americans that would go on and on about Japan. But i was most impressed by the Chinese.

2 researchok  Tue, Jul 12, 2011 6:53:20pm

That is one part of the world I really want to visit.

The whole culture/values thing really fascinates me.

3 jvic  Tue, Jul 12, 2011 7:36:12pm

My advice to a bright American kid: learn an Asian language, a Hispanic language, and French (which will do double duty in Europe and Africa).

On 1/1/2000 we were entering the Second American Century. English was sufficient for a citizen of the world.

That was then. This is now.

4 Michael Orion Powell  Wed, Jul 13, 2011 2:29:54am

I’m in Guam right now.

Guam is a little rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and is certainly a developing/third world region. However, there is some growth occurring and a healthy tourist area of this otherwise undeveloped area is growing for Japanese and others exploring the island.

I could easily see Guam becoming for Asia what Hawaii is for Americans. It will be Asians who will eventually define this world economically. If you look at the world in historical cycles, this is actually a return to normal. Chinese are returning to their historical prominence and the 500-year European ascent is coming to a close.

This shouldn’t be viewed as a tragedy but rather something to deal with and adapt to.


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