The Rise and Fall of China with Michael Beckley (S2 Ep.25)
7 August 2021
Today’s episode is all about China. My guest is Michael Beckley, who’s an associate professor of Political Science at Tufts University and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He’s received awards from the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association and he’s been featured in numerous media outlets, including the Financial Times foreign affairs, foreign policy, The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. Michael is also the author of the book Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower. Many people are worried that China will one day surpass America as the world’s leading superpower. Michael Beckley doesn’t think so. He thinks that China’s extremely fast growth since the late 20th century is unsustainable and that its flaws will soon lead to a decline, which is an interesting counterpoint to my conversation with Neil Ferguson many months ago. I really enjoyed this one and I hope you do too.