After the ‘End of History’

Has China Won? Part II -- Virtues, Alliances and Debates

January 21, 2021 After the 'End of History' Season 1 Episode 17
After the ‘End of History’
Has China Won? Part II -- Virtues, Alliances and Debates
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After the ‘End of History’
Has China Won? Part II -- Virtues, Alliances and Debates
Jan 21, 2021 Season 1 Episode 17
After the 'End of History'

Part II drills into Mahbubani's discussion of "how other countries will choose" in the coming showdown between China, a burgeoning regional hegemon, and the United States, the ostensibly failing empire. 

From there we review last year's debate between Mahbubani and John Mearsheimer which took place virtually, in the midst of the pandemic's first wave, at the Center for Independent Study. We're particularly interested in how each thinker frames his views on military conflict, counterbalancing and alliance building. We also share some thoughts on who won the debate, noting the stark differences in outlook -- somewhat panglossian in Kishore's case; hardcore realist in John's -- and revisit the ideas of our old friend Christopher Layne, whose recent work in Foreign Affairs sheds classical neorealist light on the debate. 

Join us next week for a discussion on Pettis and Klein's "Trade Wars are Class Wars." 

Jason King provides the music you hear in After the 'End of History.' 

Show Notes

Part II drills into Mahbubani's discussion of "how other countries will choose" in the coming showdown between China, a burgeoning regional hegemon, and the United States, the ostensibly failing empire. 

From there we review last year's debate between Mahbubani and John Mearsheimer which took place virtually, in the midst of the pandemic's first wave, at the Center for Independent Study. We're particularly interested in how each thinker frames his views on military conflict, counterbalancing and alliance building. We also share some thoughts on who won the debate, noting the stark differences in outlook -- somewhat panglossian in Kishore's case; hardcore realist in John's -- and revisit the ideas of our old friend Christopher Layne, whose recent work in Foreign Affairs sheds classical neorealist light on the debate. 

Join us next week for a discussion on Pettis and Klein's "Trade Wars are Class Wars." 

Jason King provides the music you hear in After the 'End of History.'