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PostKissinger, Nixon and China (Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 11/19/23 7:42 am)
Just a quick response to John E's comment on Kissinger and China:
Kissinger and Nixon opened up the global economy to China, thereby making it the world's largest economy and our most dangerous enemy ever.
Their second most influential move was to get Russia (USSR) out of the Middle East.
JE comments: Yesterday I dared to raise the question of whether opening up to Beijing was a good thing. Inevitably it would have happened by now, Kissinger or no Kissinger. But suppose, for the sake of argument, it had not? Is a fully integrated and prosperous China more (or less) of a danger to the West? I have no idea, but one good insurance policy is owing the Chinese a lot of money.