What determines ‘national greatness’? The U.S. is the current leader in Nobel Prizes won and government shutdowns.
For the week of October 14, 2013:
Topic 1: A Chinese op-ed called for a “de-Americanized” world; could the U.S. be losing significant brand integrity as a global power in the process on domestic bickering?
Commentary: U.S. fiscal failure warrants a de-Americanized world | Xinhua, Liu Chang
Utilize diverse cultural traits to expand soft power | China Daily, Ku Ma
Topic 2: Is there a link between the Nobel Prize and “national greatness”?
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