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[Comment] Offline: The death and rebirth of globalism

In a restaurant in Beijing, opposite a doctor unusually forthcoming, the conversation turned to the war—the trade war—between America and China. My companion jabbed his finger at me. “Would you really want less America in the world? Tell me from your heart!”, he asked. “Would you really want to live in a Communist country? Tell me from your heart!” His questions were not intended to be politically provocative. He was making a simple point: that the war between China and America was not about trade.