“I too believe in the importance of culture, but I do not think it alone determines a society’s fate, nor is it immutable.”

“The ultimate goal in Confucian political philosophy, as stated in this aphorism, is to bring peace under heaven (pingtianxia). To do so, one must first be able to keep one’s own household in order (qijia), which in turn requires that one cultivate “self” (xiushen).”

 –Kim Dae Jung, “Is Culture Destiny: The Myth of Asia’s Anti-Democratic Values.” Foreign Affairs, November/December 1994


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