In 2001, most American eyes were sternly focused on the 9/11 terror attack. However, Singaporean scholar Dr. Kishore Mahbubani has suggested a far more significant event for the West occurred that year: the admission of China into the World Trade Organization. Mahbubani powerfully argues that Americans and Europeans have been asleep at the wheel in the last three decades, while the rest of the world caught up from behind. He dares to ask the provocative question: Has the West lost it? An Outside View Many Americans are skeptical about globalism because it impacts jobs, prosperity, and demographics at home. Mahbubani brings an unusually observant perspective on the West from the outside. Through the eyes of small Third World countries, the world looks very different. Those populations tend to like globalism because it creates wealth, jobs, and opportunities for them. Many do not mind Eu...
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