October 08, 2021

Thoughts on China

Rudyard looks at some trends in Chinese History and their implications for the present.

I agree that the current dynamic is essentially a return to Legalism, but I think he underestimates how much communism has broken the trio of Chinese schools of thought by virtually eliminating the religious side of their life. 

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1 Thousands of years of Chinese history of massive bureaucratic states suffering organizational rot until setting everything on fire, metaphorically, is the only way to retire the previous understanding of what lies to tell to whom. 

Because distance and number of bureaucrats in a reporting chain are both time, empires at that scale have certain characteristics. 

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