Atlantic Monthly: China War issue
"David Ewing" <email@example.com>
Tue, 10 May 2005 12:18:26 -0700
Under a fierce cover sporting a glaring Chinese sailor, the June 2005 issue
of the liberal Atlantic Monthly is devoted to a discussion of the "eventual"
(as Benjamin Schwarz puts it) military confrontation with China. The lead
article discusses the grave threat China supposedly portends to U.S.
imperialism and offers a helpful war strategy. China is "more dangerous"
than the USSR ever was, because of its modern technology. This article
reflects the growing liberal-conservative political consensus (in Congress)
for war with China over a variety of spurious issues: nuclear threat, human
rights & anti-Communism, trade deficit, Taiwan and Tibet independence. The
article notes that the Middle East is a temporary distraction from the need
to defeat China.