Monday, November 27, 2017

On Contact: Decline of the American empire with Alfred McCoy

An excellent account of where America has gone wrong. At the end of the interview Alfred McCoy says how Obama was a brilliant strategist who was cutting China out of Western markets through trade deals which would have halted its rise but neoliberalism had disenfranchised so many working people that they voted for Trump who run on a populist ticked who wanted to end these deals. You can see here another reason why Trump was certainly not the leader the US elite wanted.

Alfred McCoy, Harrington Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains the decline of the United States as a global power and the rise of the Chinese empire.

1 comment:

Noah Way said...

Obama was just a puppet. Credit him with nothing other than acquiescence.