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Unformatted text preview: Korea Neg Michigan Institutes ‘10 1/40 7 Week Juniors ** CHINA WAR GOOD ** Korea Neg Michigan Institutes ‘10 2/40 7 Week Juniors Korea Neg Michigan Institutes ‘10 3/40 7 Week Juniors CHINA WAR GOOD SHELL 1. War is inevitable Ergas , Dec 5, ‘ 6 Zeki, visiting scholar for three years at the Institute of International Studies of the University of California, at Berkeley, and for four years at the at the African Studies Program of the School of Foreign Service, at Georgetown University, presently Secretary General of PEN International’s Swiss Romand Center and lives in Geneva, “Introduction: The Neo-con Project for a New American Century and its Implications” As its title indicates, according to the larger study, America’s ‘manifest destiny’ is to be the world’s supreme political and economic power: a kind of Roman Empire of the 21st century which will impose upon the world a Pax Americana based on freedom and prosperity. What distinguishes the neo-cons from liberals is that they believe that the U nited S tates should not shy from using force to achieve that overarching goal. More specifically the Pentagon document identifies China as an ‘emerging economic giant’ which will be America’s main rival in the near future. So for the neo-con intellectuals, it is not fundamentalist Islam and the international terrorists of Al Qaida that are America’s most serious future enemy but China. Furthermore, the Pentagon document gives a precise date as to when China will become an unacceptable threat to the US. That date is the year of 2017 . Why 2017? And: What is the precise nature of that threat? The Pentagon document is based on the findings of a massive computer study that has analysed a myriad of economic, demographic, technological and military data that have been fed into it. Its conclusion is that, at the beginning of 2017, China – which will have then the largest middle class of the world , perhaps 500 million people, or more – will be consuming too much : too many energetic and mineral resources, and too many consumer products, and there simply will not be on the planet enough room for both China and the U nited S tates, if China is to enjoy a standard of living comparable to that of the United States (or even to that of Western Europe). So that is the conclusion of the Pentagon document. In reality, the ‘situation’ is worse, far worse, in fact, because, owing to the neo-liberal globalisation that is spreading around the planet like a bushfire, China is not alone in that hungry quest for advanced consumerism. It is closely followed by India, Russia and Brazil (the other three ‘emerging’ economic giants; together in that hungry quest for advanced consumerism....
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