Interviewed in the Global Times (China)

The Global Times has today published an interview with me about the Brazilianization of the World argument that I made in American Affairs earlier this year (tl;dr: my original, unedited responses are posted below). The Chinese paper had previously cited me in articles (here and here) that sought to use my argument about Western decline Continue reading Interviewed in the Global Times (China)

Brazilianization of the World

I have an essay in American Affairs, arguing that decline and crisis in core capitalist countries is best understood a Brazilianization: not just inequality and oligarchy, but cynicism, anti-politics, indeterminacy, and the End of History – these are all facets of Brazil’s early encounter with the end of modernization, a process now afflicting even the Continue reading Brazilianization of the World