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First, there is little evidence that the increase in China soft power is aimed at counterweighing US soft power, or that the "color revolutions," regardless of their connection to US strategic objectives, are intended to work against China's influence in those countries where they occurred.
When all institutions are constituted so as to represent the groups and there is not a counterweighing representation of the citizenry as a whole, there can as well only be direct legitimacy of decisions in respect to the groups.
Another significant disparity of perspective is evident between the tendency to approve Britishness which, at least ostensibly, characterizes Conrad's thinking, and Enright's counterweighing of Stewart's taciturn probity with Eliza's flamboyant Irish quickness of feeling.