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Li Zhensheng, RIP

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On July 5, 2020
The documentary photographer of the Cultural Revolution, Li Zhenshang, died recently. It’s worth revisiting just how amazing his photographs are. I put one to head this post, but check out the obit for more. Incredible. And very disturbing.
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There are a variety of forces pushing the United States toward the exit for global hegemony, but none is quite so frustrating as the Trump administration’s simple abdication from exercising leadership. Trump is doing his best to get the United States out of the game of providing international public and club goods. As Stephen Wertheim […]
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The debate over American relative decline can get pretty complicated. You can’t really sum the components of state power into some kind of aggregate, “total power” measure. Even if you could, it’s not clear how you would create a metric that includes the different instruments associated with economic, military, diplomatic, and other capabilities. One effort […]
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Influencing the Influencers

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On June 11, 2019
Look, I don’t have a lot of pretense that I am changing the world too much with my writing, largely because a few online articles and writing for a blog–and we all know how important blogs are in 2019!–simply make me a tiny little small fry in the media world. You (or I anyway) write […]
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