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STATE OF THE ART

Bombard the West!

"This is the staring unsleeping eye of the earth" is how the California poet Robinson Jeffers once described the Pacific Ocean. Three billion people - half of the world - now live either around its immense shoreline or in those countries that spread westwards from it to the Volga, the Bosporus and the Ural Mountains and which together make up “Asia."

Evidence of Asian dominance in the world's economy is everywhere. The words "made in" on almost every cup, sweater, radio, computer we use are followed by country names that have only…

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