The Western fascination with the East – part I

Is Orientalism A Sign of Western Decadence? Relations between “the East” and “the West” have always been complex throughout history. At the beginning of time, at the dawn of history, everything was clear: the Orient was the birthplace of culture and civilisation. “Ex oriente lux”, like the Romans said, light comes from the East, the not so civilized West just following in the East’s footsteps. … Continue reading The Western fascination with the East – part I

The rise of South Korea

South Korea, a country with a population of over 51 million people, has emerged as one of the world’s most successful economies. Once ravaged by war and poverty, South Korea has become a leader in industries such as technology, automobiles, and shipbuilding, and has experienced impressive economic growth over the past several decades. In this article, we will explore the factors that have contributed to … Continue reading The rise of South Korea

Japan’s rise and fall

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was a widespread belief that Japan was on the verge of surpassing the United States as the world’s largest economy. Japan’s economy had been growing at a rapid pace for several decades, fueled by a combination of industrialization, technology innovation, and export-driven growth. However, despite the early signs of economic dominance, Japan ultimately failed to overtake the … Continue reading Japan’s rise and fall