Rome invented good Govt. China good bureaucratic. France restored it in National Socialism. Germany practiced it. Now China does. This form of government is the world-historical norm. Ideology separates bad from good. “Hurt” states practice hostile ideology. ‘Ideology makes bad’.
Communism is impossible. capitalism is impossible. Mixed economy state capitalism is the historical and necessarily competitive norm. Rule of law or reciprocity with universal standing solves the problem of mixed economy state capitalism, by providing a market for policing it.
That leaves the west facing the big lies: (a) preventing falsehood in discourse and undermining from within(truthful speech) (b) willingness to tolerate redistributive policy(ethnocentrism, homogeneity), and (c) preventing regression to the mean (eugenics).
I don’t lie about it.
We solve those problems. The only way to solve them and maintain the limited benefits of scale is (a) rule of law by strictly constructed rule of law (crosses all boundaries), (b) loose military federation, (c) of diverse states that customize their polities for their needs.
And if we don’t we’ll have another bloody war that ends up with one brand of ideological left or right nazi or another.
So how do we solve the problems of the present?
No more lies.
The Truth is Enough.
Rule of Law of Reciprocity,
Truthful Speech, and;
Let 1000 Nations Bloom.