February 4, 2014

Asia's Dangerous Strongman Nostalgia

William Pesek, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

Across Asia, there are too many examples of populations still fixated on worldviews that no longer exist. The forces of globalization won’t slow down as nations reminisce. Neither will the biggest migration flows in history, the dizzying pace of change in technology, the need to compete with neighbors as much as cooperate, nor the deadly effects of climate change. These are simply the conditions of our new world.

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TAGGED: South Korea, China, Indonesia, Asia


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