The point of all this is that social structures like liberal democracy are not the product of inevitable historical forces. The Chinese form of government is the product of the evolutionary history of the Chinese people. Pluralism, openness, self-government, the rule of law, all the things we associate with liberal democracy, are the product of the unique history of the people of Europe. It is why they have proven to be impossible to transplant to other parts of the world. The rest of the world is not built for Western social structures.
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I struggle sometimes with seeing the totality of an issue through the proper historical lens. My instincts as an analyst and prognosticator of trends both social and economic, tell me this author has no such problem in this particular case. This rings VERY true to me. Take that for what it's worth.