March 14, 2008
China as the Antidote to Oppression and Exploitation?
So envisions a new book, never mind the facts
A new sun rises in the East. Americans ask themselves, will China's exports gently burnish the warm glow of their comfortable lives? Or will China's dazzling glare burn away the foundations of American prosperity? Can the West coexist in harmony with a Chinese economic colossus? Or will the economic power of Asia become a threatening military and political power?
In Adam Smith in Beijing (Verso, 2007), Giovanni Arrighi, an economic