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Lake, on the other hand, believed both in humanity's predisposition for virtue and in its potential for evil—an apt philosophy for the grandson of Kirsopp Lake, the British theologian who had emigrated to the United States to teach at Harvard. It was the task of governments and leaders, Lake believed, to do all they could to subdue evil, knowing that it could never be completely destroyed. This moral dimension easily found a home in the war room of the Clinton presidential campaign in 1992, where Lake, a good draftsman and tireless punster, became indispensable in formulating attacks on George Bush's foreign policy.
Taiwan's leaders stand ready to exploit die American defense commitment by ever more forcefully asserting the island's sovereign and independent status, as President Lee Teng-hui did most dramatically in July 1999 when he seemed to proclaim that Taiwan was abandoning its longstanding adherence to the one-China doctrine by insisting that China and Taiwan could only negotiate their future on a "state to state" basis, thus throwing down the gauntlet of Taiwanese separatism. Few Americans understand the danger of war and die inescapable reality that America would enter such a war, which could devastate the Chinese coastline, trigger an exodus from Taiwan and send a large portion of its population fleeing to the United States.
Although many Americans know little about Taiwan, its leaders have spent decades cultivating important friends in the United States. By die time he ran for president in 1992, Bill Clinton had never visited mainland China, but he had made four trips to Taiwan at die head of Arkansas trade delegations. Each trip featured ban- 9 TO A GREAT WALL quets, golf outings, entertainment, and briefings by Taiwanese leaders on Asian security from Taiwan's perspective. For mainland China, however, bringing Taiwan back into the fold of the motherland is perhaps the most deeply felt commitment of the Communist Party leadership in Beijing and of the officer corps of the 2 million-strong PLA, who regard themselves as the guardians of the Chinese revolution and the defenders of Chinese sovereignty.
A Great Wall: Six Presidents and China by Patrick Tyler