Russians have always seen themselves as second to some other power. The Chinese don't see themselves as second to anybody. They may understand that they're not as economically developed as we are, but they regard their proper role as being at the center of the universe.
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Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
It is absolutely stunning. You cannot read numbers that communicate what the reality is. That's part of what I'm trying to get across and that's partly why I use video.
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