Daniel W. Drezner

Your reading/watching list for today

Your humble blogger has been suffering from the Mother of All Stomach Viruses a small medical malady for the last few days, and will be recuperating for the next few.  This is unfortunate.  There’s been a lot of very interesting stuff in the blogosphere about the future of the global political economy — and I ...

Your humble blogger has been suffering from the Mother of All Stomach Viruses a small medical malady for the last few days, and will be recuperating for the next few.  This is unfortunate.  There’s been a lot of very interesting stuff in the blogosphere about the future of the global political economy — and I haven’t had the energy to write about it.

That doesn’t mean I can’t link to it, however.  Sooo……  I would suggest that you read the following:

1.  Jim Manzi’s essay on "Keeping America’s Edge" in National Affairs — and the plethora of blog critiques/responses to it.  My partial take on this can be seen in this bloggingheads diavlog I had with Henry Farrell right before this demon virus possessed my GI tract I fell under the weather. 

2.  Roger Cohen on the recent downturn in the Sino-American relationship;

3.  James Fallows on "How America Can Rise Again" in The Atlantic.

4.  Rachel Sanderson and Brooke Masters’s FT story on how the Basle Committee on Banking Supervision is taking the International Accounting Standards Board to task.  Hey, wake up!!  Seriously, this is one of those stories about the plumbing of the global financial system that bears watching. 

5.  Stephen Cohen and Brad DeLong’s The End of Influence:  What Happens When Other Countries Have the Money.  As a review of the neoliberal project and how we got to where we are today, I find it very interesting.  As a treatise on what’s going to happen now, I’m wishing they’d talked to a few more political scientists unconvinced. 

In short, it’s a great time to be studying the global political economy — now all I have to do is be well enough to writer about it. 

I hope to address some of these issues over the weekend — but for now, I’m going to take Count Rugen’s advice.  

In the meanwhile, go forth and read, and report back your thoughts. 

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