and see this also, on the india-china tussle, which goes back millennia:
it's hard to remember now, but in 2002, china was nowhere near the giant economic and military power they are now. it did look like india had an even chance. alas, in the 13 years since i wrote that, india has regressed by 20 years, so that the chinese are now 30 years ahead. and will be permanently ahead of us unless we really all pull together. we have another chance to catch up now, but i fear we will fumble that chance, too.
sent from samsung galaxy note3 neo, so please excuse brevity