On the Relative Longevity of Chinese and Roman Civilization

Ask yourself this question: which survived longer, China, or Rome? The conventional answer is China, of course. By why is that the conventional answer? Is that not just a story we tell ourselves? Why do we say that China is 2000 years old, but that the Roman Empire fell 1500 years ago? China was conquered … Continue reading On the Relative Longevity of Chinese and Roman Civilization

Why America and Europe Need Each Other

Individually, the US and Europe comprise only about 5-10% of the world's population. China and India are civilization-states - Each one of them encompasses a full 5th of the world's population. To remain relevant in the 21st century and beyond, as incomes around the world converge and the average Chinese and Indian reaches a level … Continue reading Why America and Europe Need Each Other