A HAT TIP TO ZENPUNDIT FROM TOM BARNETT
The very busy author of PNP penned an exceptionally lengthy and gracious post
with a link yesterday. It was very rewarding to get that kind of response on the blogosphere. Tom's only error was to mistake me for a man of the Left which isn't the first time that has happened to me - my mentor in grad school came from the " Open Door School " and was himself an early student of William Appleman Williams. His research and reading seminars deeply immersed all of his grad and doctoral students in American economic history. Therefore, the economic analysis I employ frequently strikes a chord on the Left, even though I draw different normative conclusions than they do. Dr. Barnett is also formerly a prof of Marxist studies so I'm sure some economic points of reference I made were instantly recognizable to him ( I also have a number of progressives and liberals on my blogroll and my views while on the right, are eclectic. Then there's the whole Zen thing).
China and PNM will be discussed later tonight - particularly how we must beware globalization's historic propensity to raise up potential *countervailing* powers which in the case of China would make al Qaida look like a day at the beach.