On Balance by Robert Delaney
Claims that US chaos shows China’s superiority ignore the more mundane reality
- Lost in the claims that American exceptionalism is over is the fact Republican phenomenon Marjorie Taylor-Greene and her ilk have no policy orientation other than violent ethno-nationalism
- Too few Americans want to erase every aspect of social reform for such an outcome
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.