The Western world is a complex entity with a rich history. It has gone through many periods of progress and reactions
as well as booms and busts. To learn good lessons from the Western experience
, there is a a need for all of us to understand the many dimensions through more dispassionate studies '
as well as exchanges of angles or perspectives. The world on earth is '
highly unlikely to end '
in the foreseeable future and there is certainly no need to rush for tickets to board Noah''
s Ark. There is also no need to spend too much on things to prepare for the Armageddon as feeding and educating children well '
is more pressing.