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Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived. Robert Trout#Addiction 68
Robert Trout#Addiction 68
We fear doing too little when we should do more. Then atone by doing too much, when perhaps we should do less. Robert Trout#Atone 68
Robert Trout#Atone 68
The East India Company established a monopoly over the production of opium, shortly after taking over Bengal. Robert Trout#Company 60
Robert Trout#Company 60
The British seizure of Hongkong was an aspect of one of the most ugly crimes of the British Empire: the takeover and destruction of India, and the use of India to flood China with opium. Robert Trout#Aspect 47
Robert Trout#Aspect 47
Were you to read the British press today, you would learn that the British Empire never forgets its defeats. Robert Trout#British 44
Robert Trout#British 44
Many Chinese saw opium as a poison introduced by foreign enemies. Robert Trout#Chinese 41
Robert Trout#Chinese 41
Confucianism strongly condemned the use of drugs like opium. Robert Trout#Condemned 38
Robert Trout#Condemned 38
At midnight on July 1, 1997, Hongkong, the British Crown Colony, will be restored to China. This is not only an event which will be celebrated by patriotic Chinese; any patriotic American should celebrate it as well. Robert Trout#American 38
Robert Trout#American 38
Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity. Robert Trout#Happy 29
Robert Trout#Happy 29
The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth. Robert Trout#Society 28
Robert Trout#Society 28
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