Perhaps We Don’t Understand?

The End to the West as We Know It

22 June 2020

For Westerners, living in a consumerist and peaceful world is a natural given, which they receive as soon as they are born. The world order, which in many respects allowed to create such lives, is becoming dated. The system, which was created to facilitate global (initially Western) capital flows and manufacturing moved to other countries, and finally awakened the sleeping giant in the East.

Tectonic fractures are beginning to demolish the long-standing world order, and the world’s centre of power is rapidly shifting to the other side of the planet. It is undisputable this is happening, and it is only a matter of time until the sun from the East will engulf the entire world and fry it a good bit.

Such and similar claims were filling headlines and they appeared in discussions among politicians and academics even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, this discussion is gaining even more momentum.

How is this happening and is the West truly doomed to burn in the rays of the Eastern sun?

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Ruslanas Iržikevičius

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Visegrad Insight Associate. Founder, Editor-in-Chief of the Lithuania Tribune news portal

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