NOT THE WEST - WHICH HAS GIVEN HUMANITY EVERY GREAT LIFE-BENEFITING THING - LIKE MEDICINE AND ENGINEERING AND COMPUTERS.
ASIANS JUST KNOCK OUR INVENTIONS OFF.
KRISTOF DOESN'T WANT YOU TO GOT TO THE HOMES OF THE BIBLE OR OF THE WEST.
BUT TO ASIA:
If you want to understand the world, you need to understand Asia. That, in turn, means setting foot in China and India.Together, those two countries account for one-third of humanity and much of the world’s recent economic growth. They reflect two of our richest civilizations, two broad religious traditions and a vast share of the world’s artistic heritage — and its future.
ASIA: WHERE THEY'VE UPLIFTED THEMSELVES ONLY BY WESTERNIZING THEMSELVES.
ASIA: WHERE THE FASTEST GROWING RELIGION IS CHRISTIANITY - WHERE MORE CHRISTIANS ARE IN CHURCH ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY THAN IN EUROPE.
WHY DO I LINK TO THIS?
BECAUSE IT IS ENDEMIC OF THE POSTMODERN LEFT TO TOUT THE NON-WEST, THE "OTHER" AND KRISTOF'S PIECE IS JUST ANOTHER LAYER OF ANTI-WEST PROPAGANDA.
IT PERMEATES EVERYTHING THE LEFT DOES.
I SAY: IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT'S STILL WRONG WITH THE WORLD, THEN GO TO ASIA AND SEE THE EXOTIC CULTURES THAT FAILED TO DELIVER GOOD LIVES TO THEIR PEOPLE.
AND SEE HOW THEY ARE TRYING TO BE MORE LIKE US IN THE WEST - IN ORDER TO PROVIDE HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING TO THEIR PEOPLE AND LONGER HAPPIER FREER LIVES.