America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger

America Second: How America's Elites Are Making China Stronger by Isaac Stone Fish 0525657703 9780525657705
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A timely, provocative expos of American political and business leaderships deep ties to China: a network of people who believe they are doing the right thing--at a profound and often hidden cost to U.S. interests.

The past few years have seen relations between China and the United States shift, from enthusiastic economic partners, to wary frenemies, to open rivals. Americans have been slow to wake up to the challenges posed by the Chinese Communist Party. Why did this happen? And what can we do about it?

In America Second, Isaac Stone Fish traces the evolution of the Partys influence in America. He shows how Americas leaders initially welcomed Chinas entry into the U.S. economy, believing that trade and engagement would lead to a more democratic China. And he explains how--although this belief has proved misguided--many of our businesspeople and politicians have become too dependent on China to challenge it.

America Second exposes a deep network of Beijings influence in America, built quietly over the years through prominent figures like former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright, Disney chairman Bob Iger, and members of the Bush family. And it shows how to fight that influence-without being paranoid, xenophobic, or racist. This is an authoritative and important story of corruption and good intentions gone wrong, with serious implications not only for the future of the United States, but for the world at large.


Author: Isaac Stone Fish

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 288

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2022-02-15


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