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Harold James

Harold James

Writing for PS since 2001
164 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 new book 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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  1. Money and Empire
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    Money and Empire

    Feb 14, 2020 Harold James reviews two histories of Britain's economic, financial, and military subjugation of India and China.

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  2. Loser Teens
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    Loser Teens

    Dec 27, 2019 Harold James sees the decade now ending as part of a larger historical cycle of periods of hope and despair.

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    Adapting to a Fast-Forward World

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    The world is going through a period of accelerating change, as four secular developments illustrate. Firms and governments must make timely adjustments, not only to their business models and operational approaches, but also to both their tactical and strategic mindsets.

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