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The Manchurian Campaign

It is a commonplace that a world bursting with inhabitants and industry confronts a looming Malthusian crisis a few hundred years after Thomas Malthus first argued that finite commodities are what keep the world population in check. The world’s dwindling supplies of arable land, fresh water, minerals and energy will test the planet’s environment as never before. It may also present a challenge that, according to some, only one country has shown the anxious foresight to meet. It will come as no surprise to regular readers of Thomas Friedman’s column which country that is. Continue reading

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