Roggeveen toasts and roasts:
The Daily Dish continues to fascinate because it is so strong on US politics, culture and life. But for foreign policy wonks, it can be unreliable and frustrating. Despite Sullivan's slow and steady disillusionment with George W Bush, the Dish continues to reflect that Administration's pre-occupations with the Middle East and terrorism. The transformation of Asia and the rise of China what Richard McGregor calls 'a global event without parallel...a genuine mega-trend, a phenomenon with the ability to remake the world economy' is largely ignored.
Now, we all write what we know, and there's no shortage of good reading on China's rise. But it's hard to believe that, had the Daily Dish been around in the 1950s, it would have had so little to say about the rise of Soviet Russia (or, in the '70s, the rise of Japan). It would be disturbing to think that Sullivan's biases in this regard reflect those of the Washington intelligentsia.
Read Sam at The Interpreter.
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