Confucianism strongly condemned the use of drugs like opium.
Many Chinese saw opium as a poison introduced by foreign enemies.
The East India Company's domination of the Indian economy was based on its private army.
Were you to read the British press today, you would learn that the British Empire never forgets its defeats.
The American Revolution was, in fact, a battle against the philosophy of Locke and the English utilitarians.
The East India Company established a monopoly over the production of opium, shortly after taking over Bengal.
We fear doing too little when we should do more. Then atone by doing too much, when perhaps we should do less.
Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
The myth that John Locke was the philosopher behind the American Republic, is easily refuted by examining how Locke's philosophy steered Thomas Jefferson, for example.
Leibniz dedicated his life to efforts to educate people to understand that true happiness is found by locating their identity in benefitting mankind and their posterity.