Brooks Adams wrote:
All civilization is centralization,
All centralization is economy.
Under economical centralization,
Asia is cheaper than Europe.
The world tends to economic centralization.
Therefore, Asia tends to survive and Europe to
To which Gore Vidal added:
Ultimately, THAT is why we were in Vietnam.
To which I’d add:
Ultimately, THAT’S why we are in Afghanistan and Pakistan
and why Obama’s guru Brzezinski wishes to engage Russia and
China for control of Central Asia.