The communist People’s Republic of China simply suffers from design flaws and at some point it s going to end. China is not gradually going to evolve from being a sort of Stalinist, fascist state into being a free country. This is going to involve some sort of a break.
Dr. Arthur Waldron explains that history is a succession of changes and this big change for China is coming. He talks about the fall of the Soviet Union and that after the fall of communism, there is very little left in its wake. After the collapse of the Soviet Union values that were once present in Russia and the breakaway republics, inevitably took root in the new society.
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Dr. Arthur Waldron
Lauder Professor of International Relations in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, since 1997. He works mostly on the history of Asia, China in particular; the problem of nationalism, and the study of war and violence in history.
Educated at Harvard (summa cum laude) and in Asia where he lived for four years before returning to Harvard. He previously taught at Princeton University, the U.S. Naval War College (Newport, RI) and Brown University.
One of twelve members of the highly-classified Tilelli Commission (2000-2001), which evaluated the China operations of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Original member of the Congressionally-mandated U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission (2001-2003).
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and former Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.