On Balance by Robert Delaney
Why Donald Trump is the weakest link on the ideological front in the US’ cold war with China
- The US’ strength is derived from the way its leaders have stood up to authoritarian regimes at key junctures. The US president, who professes to admire leaders of countries who do not share America’s values, would do well to remember this
Robert Delaney is the Post’s North America bureau chief. He spent 11 years in China as a language student and correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg, and continued covering the country as a correspondent and an academic after leaving. His debut novel, The Wounded Muse, draws on actual events that played out in Beijing while he lived there.