The golden age of Western liberal democracy is over. All of the political and social schisms of the past two years are symptoms of a broken political system.
The centre of gravity is shifting East. For the global economy, and indeed the way we all live our lives, the practical implications of this are only just beginning.
The rise of the East is not a passing phase. It will continue to be the dominant trend reshaping the global economy and great power politics for the next 30 years.
In regard to the question posed in the title...’Are your children learning Mandarin?’, if they are, then congratulations to them as they have the chance to participate in the most intensive period of economic development and consequent investment opportunity in the history of our planet. For those of us whose children aren’t...maybe they should start.