Victor Davis Hanson covers foreign policy and domestic affairs in a wide-ranging conversation about some of the most unexpected developments in world politics: from the seemingly inverse relationship between economic liberty and political freedom in China to the diminishing influence of the Middle East to an America that seems to grow weaker as it grows more prosperous.

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  1. Texmoor Coolidge

    “My way or the autobahn!” lol

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    • July 3, 2018, at 3:11 PM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    Germans acting like Germans? Who knew?

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    • July 3, 2018, at 6:03 PM PDT
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  3. David Guaspari Member
    David Guaspari Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The initial discussion about why China isn’t becoming liberal is framed in the wrong terms. At issue is not that dubious claim that prosperity leads to a demand for freedom but something more sophisticated and well supported by evidence: that a liberalized economy, private property, etc., limit the reach of government and create alternate centers of power (and, if you’ll excuse the word, resistance to government power).

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    • July 4, 2018, at 1:20 PM PDT
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