Monday, January 17, 2011

friedman at the asia society

In addition to presenting insightful exhibitions on art and culture, the Asia Society also hosts engaging panel discussions between noted scholars and journalists on US-Asia relations.

Yesterday I just watched this discussion between Thomas Friedman of the NYT and Orville Schell of the Center of US-China Relations. Although China is a major focus of this talk, I found Friedman's arguments for why the past ten years was a "lost decade" as he calls it for America politically and economically to be very poignant and revealing.

If you have the time, it's well-worth watching.

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