What Lincoln Can Still Teach Us

April 9, 1865, exactly 145 years ago to the day of this writing, marked the symbolic end of the bloodiest, most challenging chapter in American history. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Yes, the American Civil War officially continued for several weeks afterward, but it effectively ended with Lee’s surrender.

Newt Gingrich A Critical Turning Point for US-China Policy

American Elites Wrongly Predict — and Welcome — American Decline

We could be witnessing the moment, when China snatches the mantle of global leadership out of America’s coronavirus-stricken hands, establishing the “Chinese century” that experts have long promised us — at least according to American pundits and journalists.

China's Hawkist Shift

China’s Hawkish Shift

The late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping once summed up the strategy that defined China’s foreign policy for decades: “Observe calmly; secure our position; cope with affairs calmly; hide our capacities; bide our time; be good at maintaining a low profile; never claim leadership.” The idea was for China to gain national strength quietly and patiently, observing global affairs while plotting how to control them.