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Harold James

Harold James

Writing for PS since 2001
172 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University and a senior fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation. A specialist on German economic history and on globalization, he is a co-author of The Euro and The Battle of Ideas, and the author of The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle, Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm, and Making the European Monetary Union.

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    The Redistribution Games

    Yanis Varoufakis

    Life is not the Olympics, where talent and training determine an athlete’s performance. It’s more like a Roman arena in which well-armed gladiators vanquish unarmed victims who lose not because they did not try hard enough, but because of the asymmetrical initial distribution of armor.

    shows how concentrated wealth undermines economic recovery, liberal democracy, and planetary health.
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    China’s Leaders Can’t Be Trusted

    Chris Patten

    Four examples of the Chinese leadership’s duplicity and mendacity demonstrate that the last thing the world should do is trust the Communist Party of China. If governments recognize this and act together, the sooner the Beijing bullies will have to behave better.

    offers four examples demonstrating why the world should repudiate President Xi Jinping’s regime.
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