...I think, in many ways the 21st century is a mirror of the 20th. One of them is, you know, if it was about capitalist West and socialist East, it's sort of reversing. Now, in many ways, you could say the new political spectrum of the world is something where the US is at the left, Europe is center-left; India, Israel, they are center-right, and China is far-right.
— Balaji Srinivasan, from a conversation with Sam Harris
Civilizational diabetes is a great metaphor!