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Think again, mister — Taiwan isn’t actually ‘small’

By J. Michael Cole  /  Staff reporter

If I could add one thing to Jacobs’ views on size, it would be that besides the need for thinkers and officials to educate the world about Taiwan’s true size, Taiwanese themselves need to be better informed about the rest of the world, if only so that they can cultivate the mindset that their nation in fact isn’t a small dot lost in an immense ocean, but that it can be heard abroad, if only its people are confident and realistic enough about their own national power.

Size is a state of mind, Jacobs tells us, and he thinks — hopes — that Taiwanese can think big.

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