Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Michael Pembroke
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Pembroke

Why Australia must steer clear of America’s moral crusade against China

  • America’s global standing is in decline, on the back of its single-minded pursuit of military might and consistent flouting of the rules-based order it helped create
  • Anti-China enthusiasts in Australia also need to view China’s record in a historical context

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Michael Pembroke

Michael Pembroke

Michael Pembroke is a former New South Wales Supreme Court judge and the author of America in Retreat: The Decline of US Leadership from WW2 to Covid-19, released in Australia as Play By The Rules: The Short Story of America’s Leadership from Hiroshima to Covid-19.