[FoRK] Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East.

Ian Andrew Bell FoRK fork
Tue Jul 5 13:45:43 PDT 2005

On 5-Jul-05, at 1:08 PM, Jim Whitehead wrote:

> The US national character seems to need a country to use as a  
> competitor,

Au contraire, America is a fear culture:  forged out of a fear of  
Europe, solidified in a fear of Germany and Japan, galvanized in a  
fear of the Comm'nists and now, sadly adrift in a fear of practically  
everyone.  I think that the US National Character is on a long  
continuum of widening the spectrum of countries it casts as  
competitors and enemies.  Eventually though, when mostly everybody is  
working against you, perhaps it's time to address whether or not you  
are your own worst enemy.


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