Eastern Promises

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Economic historians, led by the redoubtable Angus Maddison, agree that in 1700 India and China accounted for roughly half of world income before suffering obliteration from colonialism and the rise of an industrialised West. Economic futurologists, led by Goldman Sachs’s BRICs report (Brazil, Russia, India and China, with the first two increasingly morphing into a […]

Return of the Dog Pack

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Along with the Kristols and Podhoretzes, the Kagans are among the conservative dynasties that have sought to influence US foreign policy under the current Bush administration. The siblings Robert and Frederick Kagan were both involved in the now defunct neo-conservative Project for the New American Century that briefly succeeded in throwing all the cards up […]

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