But just now, on Weekend All Things Considered, he did a brief segment on U.S.-China relations in which I agreed with every single word he said. And maybe the punctuation and pauses between the words too. You can hear him -- and an "on the other hand" paired view from Gideon Rachman -- when the audio goes up on the NPR site, here. I am a fan of the Rachman family oeuvre -- Gideon's FT analysis and his brother Tom's hilarious novel The Imperfectionists -- but when it comes to China, what Barnett says accords much more closely what I have seen there and thought about over the years. Give it a listen when available.
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