Politics

Information warfare is ever more crucial in an Internet era

(Excerpt from Mindf*ck Monday #47: The endless pursuit of truth by Mark Manson) I attended a talk (on Zoom) a few months ago given by a former official from the US State Department and he said something that kind of...

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The ruler needs to decide what’s best for the country, even with unpopular decisions

(Excerpt from Han Feizi translated by Burton Watson) those who do not understand how to govern invariably say, “You must win the hearts of the people!” If you could assure good government merely by winning...

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China will never be a democracy

(Excerpt from Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World) No. China is not going to become a liberal democracy; if it did, it would collapse. Of that, I am quite sure, and...

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China’s peaceful rise

(Excerpt from Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World) The Chinese have concluded that their best strategy is to build a strong and prosperous future, and use their...

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