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Reader comment on item: In Europe, Remorse Has Turned to Masochism

Submitted by Zentrist (United States), Apr 27, 2010 at 09:23

According to Bruckner's book, then, Europe continues, in its own way, to follow the ancient dictum, Know Thyself. I think America could learn something from French introspection...and Europe as a whole might learn something from America's Nietzschean unabashed "will to power." From Zarathustra's summit one can also see that America is in desperate need of Asian contemplation and stillness, while Asia (India, even China) could learn from America's "yankee ingenuity." But wait, I believe Asia already has the trick of this. And is closing the gap, especially the land of Confucius.


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