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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The insight of Victor David Hanson

Arthur Chrenkoff's interview of historian Victor David Hanson is worth reading, if you're interested in current events in the Middle East and the future of American power.

Best thought:

Do you think we are likely to meet our match in the near
future?

Only if someone else better follows the Western paradigm than we do—and thus has a freer society, more transparency, a freer economy, more stable democratic government, a greater devotion to merit and openness of views and ideas, etc.; but I don't see that happening quite yet.

2 Comments:

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Dave Justus said...

I agree with him on that. The power unleashed by a free society is amazing and I don't think their is any alternative structure that can hope to compete.

Of course, parasites can take our successes (like airliners) and use them against us. They can't compete, but sometimes they can destroy.

 
At 1:15 AM, Blogger Greg said...

Ultimately, there are more ways for more people to be successful in a free society. That's our strength.

 

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