Foreign Relations & International Law

ChinaTalk: Adam Tooze on Why History Matters

Jordan Schneider
Monday, September 21, 2020, 5:14 PM

This week's episode of ChinaTalk.

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Adam Tooze is my favorite economic historian. After writing a handful of books on the 1920s and Nazi economics, he's now turned his eye to the present day, taking on the financial crisis and US-China relations. In this conversation, we get into

  • What we can learn from the diplomatic and economic modes of 1920s and 30s
  • Why Nazi legal theory resonates so well in China today
  • How modes of understanding Nazi Germany can help illustrate China
  • How Xinjiang camps echo the logic of Soviet gulags
  • Whether the US in fact lost the Cold War
  • Adam's dream bureaucracies to work it

Matt Klein, author of the recent Trade Wars are Class Wars, guest hosts.

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Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked at Kwai, Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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