NEW CORE BLINDNESS BUT OLD CORE RISING ?
Two contradistinct recent messages at Chicago Boyz
from the esteemed Lexington Green
, both worthy of attention.
First, Lex draws attention to the paucity of American public attention and knowledge about New Core powers like India and even moreso, Brazil, in this post
, but later framed even more precisely in this comment:"There are these BRIC countries, which we all think are darned important. Educated people who are interested in international politics and economics is a fair description of the audience I am thinking of. To generalize, such people know lots about Russian history, though less about what is going on over there now. They are familiar with the large volume of writing about China, which is of uneven quality and reaches inconsistent conclusions. India is at least on the mental map, but really not well known at all except for expats and enthusiasts or people with a concrete interest in the place. Brazil is a nearly blank slate.
Not good. Germany, France, even Japan, are the countries of the past. China and India are at least an order of magnitude larger in terms of population, and potential power and influence.
We need to get our heads around all this."
And in a second post by Lex
, I see Robert Conquest's Anglospheric vision
is taking shape in the form of a think tank, The Anglosphere Institute
Complementary concerns, not antagonistic ones.