Abstract over real? Emanuel Pastreich, President of the Asia Institute
The relationship between the economy and politics has always been the central issue in any governance strategy. The two are supposed to work in unison to produce a healthy and generative society, but a conflict between the pair, or exploiting one for the sake of the other, inevitably throws a country into disarray. It happened to China in the 19th century and the Soviet Union at the end of the 20th century. Is it now the US’ turn? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Emanuel Pastreich, President of the Asia Institute and a former Green Party candidate for US president.