April 19th, 2019

A True Believer in Internationalist Liberalism: A Dialogue with Jeffrey Sachs

“In the age of Trumpian politics, nationalistic jingoism in the West, and intermittent escalation in the Xi-Trump wrestle for global power, Jeffrey Sachs stands out as amongst the most vocal public intellectuals on the subject of US-China relations and economic development. His latest work, A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism (2018), offers a brief glimpse into the staggeringly expansive worldview of the scholar, shedding insights into areas ranging from the opioid crisis to Sachs’ vision of the future rise of Africa, classical international relations theory to the political psychology underpinning Trump’s insurgence. It is thus with genuine interest and excitement when I found myself on a Skype call with Sachs as I was in Hong Kong, a focal point of China and the West’s careful navigation for dominance and power.”

Read the full article by Brian Wong at the Oxford Political Review here.

 

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