Adam Tooze on the geopolitics of the pandemic
This week, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Adam Tooze, professor of history at Columbia University and author of Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the U.S. and China, and how it has affected their position in the emerging geopolitical contest.
6:45 : American power and political authority
14:01 : China’s power during the pandemic
20:27 : Trump’s deliberate strategy of “stress testing”
33:24 : The Trump administration’s full-court press against the CCP
Jeremy: Wu Fei’s Music Daily: an email newsletter with an original piece of music every day of the week by a composer and guzheng virtuoso. (Disclosure: She is his wife.)
Adam: The Feast of the Goat: A Novel, written by Mario Vargas Llosa and translated by Edith Grossman.
This podcast was edited and produced by Kaiser Kuo and Jason MacRonald.