John Robson: Dictatorships tend to misread their adversaries. Let’s hope China doesn’t

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Looking for another reason to worry about China? Too bad. I have one anyway. So long ago it was chic to downplay concerns about Soviet not Chinese Communism, a book The Grand Strategy of the Soviet Union said the U.S.S.R. was especially dangerous because, like Wilhelmine Germany, it combined short-term optimism with long-term pessimism.