21 March 2005

China : Taiwan (now) :: U.S. : Canada (then)

Econoblogger Brad DeLong suggests an interesting parallel between manifest destinies on two continents.
A hundred and fifty years ago it was our "manifest destiny" to own the entire North American continent. Today the desire to annex Canada is limited to us left-of-center Democrats desperate to turn the marginal voter from a guy outside of Nashville with a hound dog to a guy in suburban Toronto with a Greenpeace card. May an analogous process take place between China and Taiwan.
via Simon World

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