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Has the Bell Begun to Toll for China?

Zerubbabel Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 1:56 PM
You have a strong sense of nationalism. You have internalized a romanticized "hardcore blood and soil ideology" which I think Pat would approve of and which could be very useful to a government ready to start steam-rolling dissenters (human obstacles). But I think you were born 80 years too late. 1930's Germany would have been your ideal milieu. Thanks for the dialog.
"Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered," China's new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province.

"Finally all it took was one quiet word from Gorbachev to declare the dissolution of the Soviet Communist Party, and a great party was gone," said Xi, according to notes obtained by The New York Times.

"Everyone is talking about reform, but in fact everyone has a fear of reform," said Chinese historian Ma Jong. "The question is: Can society...