For over 200 years the west has dominated. Economically strong, trading nations, global defence forces. It is a good time to ask – what is the great legacy of the west?
The Age of Enlightenment, time of reasoning, power of science, all were revived by the west. This is the view that together we can solve problems.
Free market economics – has shown how to lift people out of poverty and share the wealth – not perfect, but probably the best model.
Psychology of the positive – anything is possible. Contrast this with “fatalism”. Love this “can do”.
Good Government – the west leads in healthcare, infrastructure and education – and in the west people receive lots of government sponsored information and practical ways to live better. Of course, not perfect.
This is a legacy that will impact on those emerging leaders such as India and China.