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Interesting books about China

Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power, by Howard W. French

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?, by Graham Allison

Crashback: The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific, by Michael Fabey

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Is our civilization collapsing?

Interesting article asks whether our civilization is in the process of collapsing.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190218-are-we-on-the-road-to-civilisation-collapse

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The Trump economy

I’ve been wondering to what extent the current economic boom is attributable to Trump and his policies and legislation. My instinct is toward doubt, but who knows?

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/07/how-trump-has-set-economic-growth-on-fire.html