The superstar crossover we all needed
In a strange way the premise of the show, Kongzi meets Karl Marx, reminded me of an old show on US TV called, I think, Meeting of the Minds by Steve Allen. One show had Empress Cixi discussing matters with other historical figures. Steve Allen was a comedian and the first host of the Tonight Show later hosted by Johnny Carson which is probably before everyone's time and they have no idea what I am writing about. Good piece by Dylan Levi King.
I will google this but would like to watch it if you have a url, it can be a fun language exercise if nothing else.
Great thinkers generally arise in response to some crisis. So when I say the USA has not had a great thinker since around 1780 you should not be insulted. But that explains why you are unable to engage with ideas, and others less fortunate can and do thereby out-think you.