Why China’s Pragmatism Should Haunt the West

Secularism and reason without the Christian underpinnings

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China is arguably the most pragmatic civilization in history.

A pragmatic society eschews fantasies that foster false optimism — unless the society finds a use for convenient religious myths or other noble lies to bind the people together and motivate them to work…




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Benjamin Cain

Benjamin Cain

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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