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Wednesday, November 05, 2008



We focus disproportionately on the US Presidential election because American foreign and economic policies disproportionately effect the world's citizens. When I think of my friends in Delhi, their security and peace of mind is directly disturbed by conflicts fomented by US foreign policy. Here in Hong Kong, there are very real economic effects that are a direct consequence of US economic policy.


Fernando - I find myself in broad agreement with you comment. America and her policies do disproportionately affect many of the worlds citizens. What I am suggesting is that the proportion of influence / power has changed and is changing. Thus while we rightly pay attention to this important historic event we also need to have our eyes open to who else is significant in these spheres of power be that political, economic or cultural.

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