Saturday, January 4, 2014
332. Dr. Patrick Mentis and Dr. Dave Wang's Study of US Founders and China
In his new book, Peaceful War; How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a Pacific New World Order, Dr. Partick Mendis told his readers, "Among his many proverbial statements, Dr. Dave Wang, an American scholar on Sino-US. relations at St. Johns University in New York, identified Franklin's thirteen virtues as derived from "the Morals of Confucius," the first English-language translation for the Analects by Confucius. (See his book, page 50.)
Who is Dr. Patrick Mendis? In case you don't know who he is, I quoted from the wikipedia in the following: "Patrick Mendis is an educator, diplomat, author, and executive in government service in the United States. He taught MBA/MPA as well as international trade and American foreign policy courses at the University of Minnesota, University of Maryland, and Yale University before joining the U.S. Department of State, where he served under Secretary Madeleine Albright and General Colin Powell.
For his leadership, Mendis was honored with the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award. Secretary Hillary Clinton has appointed Professor Mendis as a commissioner to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO." More information on him is available from this link.