December 18th, 2013
05:14 PM ET

What I'm reading: Why China, India like U.S. universities

By Fareed Zakaria

“While we argued over Santa Claus’s color (white, black, or multicolored?), China roved across the moon. Iran sent a monkey into orbit and returned him safely to earth,” writes Tom Rogan for National Review.

“America, we have a problem. To be sure, it’s easy to look and laugh, ‘You’re 50 years behind us.’ Easy, but ill judged. Such a casual understanding neglects the defining truth here. Ultimately, the Santa–space dichotomy isn’t about technological power, it’s about national purpose. We need to grasp that fact. Fast.”

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“If and when those students depart from America, they will in effect constitute an unacknowledged version of foreign aid,” argues Harold Levy in the Scientific American. “The advanced education they receive in the U.S. is underwritten by American taxpayers in the form of sponsored research, financial aid (for foreign students as well as Americans), and a wide array of subsidies and grants. In addition, many state governments provide their local universities (including wholly private institutions) with land; buildings; subsidized construction loans; fire and police protection; massive real-estate and sales-tax exemptions; and, in a few states, annual budget allocations. Foreign nations – particularly China, India and South Korea – benefit hugely from U.S. investments in higher education.”

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“Of course, the appeals court, to which the Administration will now hasten, could toss out Judge Leon’s ruling, and, if the plaintiffs appeal that ruling, the Supreme Court, as it has done in the past, could refuse to hear a domestic-surveillance case,” writes John Cassidy in the New Yorker. “But Judge Leon’s arguments, which were artfully constructed, will not be so easily dismissed. Rather than challenging the FISA court head on, he accepted the government’s argument that he didn’t have the authority to decide whether it had overstepped its bounds in approving government orders that forced telephone companies, such as Verizon and AT&T, to turn over customer records. Where Judge Leon sought to make his stand was in the more open ground where the legacy of the Founding Fathers meets contemporary policies and realities. On the issue of whether the government’s conduct was constitutional, he asserted that his court had a right to rule, and he reached the conclusion that, most likely, it wasn’t.”

 


soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. JAL

    I am seeing a new status quo: Incremental & continuous progress, both in the federal government and the private sector.

    December 18, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  2. Betty Lee

    Let's not focus on foreign students benefiting from our tax supported educational system in USA, BUT be sure that the treatment they receive and the people they meet will create in them an admiration of USA and a desire to be helpful to USA interests. My husband was a foreign student scholarship student at MSU and now is an admirer of USA and supports USA values, and abhors the USA tendency to rank other nations as puppets of this USA military industrial complex....

    December 19, 2013 at 1:22 am | Reply
    • Jeff

      If it wasn't for this so called Military industrial complex as you state the opportunity afforded to your husband would be non existant. Go fuk yourself!

      January 11, 2014 at 1:10 am | Reply
  3. Jekie Lee

    World hegemony and the world people do not know the Chinese final aim that they should make severe that cannot support to China of the global community

    December 19, 2013 at 7:28 am | Reply
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    December 19, 2013 at 9:42 am | Reply
    • W Leung

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      January 12, 2014 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  5. Ray

    Zarif in his speech in Tehran university on Dec 18, 2013: I follow up the supreme leader orders and his nuclear plans.
    We keep our nuclear facilities safe and it takes just one day to return to our 20% Uranium enrichment!!

    December 19, 2013 at 10:13 am | Reply
  6. John

    The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution criticizing Iran for serious rights violations including torture and its "alarming" and frequent use of the death penalty yesterday.
    It criticizes Iran's use of "inhuman" punishments, including flogging and amputations, and its use of the death penalty against young people under age 18.
    The government speaker of Iran named it Black coloring and overstatement!!

    December 19, 2013 at 10:27 am | Reply
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    December 19, 2013 at 10:57 am | Reply
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    Ben Cardin – Maryland – Demócrata3
    Tom Carper – Delaware – Demócrata3
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    Bob Corker – Tennessee – Republicano3
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    Joe Donnelly – Indiana – Demócrata3
    Dianne Feinstein – California – Demócrata3
    Deb Fischer – Nebraska – Republicana3
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    Kirsten Gillibrand – Nueva York – Demócrata3
    Orrin Hatch – Utah – Republicano3 (desde 1977)
    Martin Heinrich – Nuevo México – Demócrata3
    Heidi Heitkamp – Dakota del Norte – Demócrata3
    Dean Heller – Nevada – Republicano3
    Mazie Hirono – Hawái – Demócrata3
    Tim Kaine – Virginia – Demócrata3
    Angus King – Maine – independiente3
    Amy Klobuchar – Minnesota – Demócrata3
    Joe Manchin – Virginia Occidental – Demócrata3
    Claire McCaskill – Misuri – Demócrata3
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    Bernie Sanders – Vermont – Socialista Demócrata3
    Debbie Stabenow – Míchigan – Demócrata3
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    Elizabeth Warren – Massachusetts – Demócrata3
    Sheldon Whitehouse – Rhode Island – Demócrata3
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    December 19, 2013 at 10:59 am | Reply
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    Presidente Pro Tempore: Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont)
    Líder de la Mayoría: Harry Reid (D-Nevada)
    Líder de la Minoría: Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

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    Tammy Baldwin – Wisconsin – Demócrata3
    John Barrasso – Wyoming – Republicano3
    Sherrod Brown – Ohio – Demócrata3
    Maria Cantwell – Washington – Demócrata3
    Ben Cardin – Maryland – Demócrata3
    Tom Carper – Delaware – Demócrata3
    Bob Casey, Jr. – Pensilvania – Demócrata3
    Bob Corker – Tennessee – Republicano3
    Ted Cruz – Texas – Republicano3
    Joe Donnelly – Indiana – Demócrata3
    Dianne Feinstein – California – Demócrata3
    Deb Fischer – Nebraska – Republicana3
    Jeff Flake – Arizona – Republicano3
    Kirsten Gillibrand – Nueva York – Demócrata3
    Orrin Hatch – Utah – Republicano3 (desde 1977)
    Martin Heinrich – Nuevo México – Demócrata3
    Heidi Heitkamp – Dakota del Norte – Demócrata3
    Dean Heller – Nevada – Republicano3
    Mazie Hirono – Hawái – Demócrata3
    Tim Kaine – Virginia – Demócrata3
    Angus King – Maine – independiente3
    Amy Klobuchar – Minnesota – Demócrata3
    Joe Manchin – Virginia Occidental – Demócrata3
    Claire McCaskill – Misuri – Demócrata3
    Bob Menendez – Nueva Jersey – Demócrata3
    Chris Murphy – Connecticut – Demócrata3
    Bill Nelson – Florida – Demócrata3
    Bernie Sanders – Vermont – Socialista Demócrata3
    Debbie Stabenow – Míchigan – Demócrata3
    Jon Tester – Montana – Demócrata3
    Elizabeth Warren – Massachusetts – Demócrata3
    Sheldon Whitehouse – Rhode Island – Demócrata3
    Roger Wicker – Mississippi – Republicano3

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    LOS DENUNCIAMOS AL FBI INTERPOL Y EUROPOL.
    POR ASESINATO ROBO VIOLACIONES NARCOTRAFICO.

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    December 19, 2013 at 11:01 am | Reply
  10. JAL

    All discrimination is bad, when the true courtesy is obvious.

    December 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Reply
  11. palintwit

    Because I control information, a lot of pleasant information is found by China if I attack it

    December 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  12. j. von hettlingen

    American companies risk losing their credibility and customers, if they are seen as subservient to government illegal activities. The Supreme Court tries to repair the damage, the NSA data-trawling has caused.

    December 25, 2013 at 7:40 am | Reply
  13. pergola

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    January 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm | Reply
  14. W Leung

    A lot of the IT start up in PRC was bank rolled by the American VCs should we call them Traitors

    January 12, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Reply
  15. W Leung

    The clever American enrolled law school or Banking The ROI is too poor studying science and engineering

    January 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Reply

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