We are where we are in American politics, in part, because all these big-picture projects succeeded in enriching private interests … but failed to achieve their stated public goals. The “shock therapy” delivered to Russia midwifed Putinism instead of a prosperous American ally. The war in Iraq ushered in a regional conflict that’s still burning to this day. Chimerica worked out better for the Chinese than for many working-class Americans, and far better for the Chinese Politburo than...
Tag - China
If you get anything from this book as a Western reader, it is learning about the richness and diversity of Chinese writing. Not only is the poetry very strong, but the other genres are just as strong - including fiction, history, and science.
A great introductory read for novices of Chinese international relations.
This week Pejman and I spoke with Ian Morris, author of Why the West Rules - For Now, about how geography helps significantly shape destiny, how it explains the rise of the China, and the possibility that it may overtake the West.
If you feel sorry for yourself, read this book. If you think American politics are bad, read this book. If you need some inspiration for your faith, read this book.