Adam Tooze: After the Shock, 30 July 2020
Show More Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System by Paul Blustein.
McGill-Queen’s, 356 pp., £27.99, September 2019, 978 1 928096 85 6Show More
Superpower Showdown: How the Battle between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War by Bob Davis and Lingling Wei.
Harper, 480 pp., £25, June 2020, 978 0 06 295305 6Show More
Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace by Matthew C. Klein and Michael Pettis.
Yale, 288 pp., £20, June 2020, 978 0 300 24417 5Show More
The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Metropolitan Elite by Michael Lind.
Atlantic, 224 pp., £14.99, February 2020, 978 1 78649 955 4Show More
“... Schism, Paul Blustein takes issue with both these interpretations. So too do Bob Davis and Lingling Wei in their more journalistic account, Superpower Showdown. With hindsight it is clear that the policymakers of the 1990s and early 2000s did get some things wrong. They didn’t anticipate Xi’s restorationist, personality-driven model of CCP ...”