On China, economic reform, and the future.
While the USSR famously succumbed to destructive neoliberal “shock therapy”, China managed to avoid it. How and why? Isabella Weber, author of How China Escaped Shock Therapy, tells us about China’s opting for gradual reform instead.
What did reform mean for understandings of socialism? Do communists make the best capitalists? And is the pursuit of growth and development at any cost China’s own version of the End of History?