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Globalism and the Conservative Movement in the United States: Conversation with John Micklethwait, Editor in Chief, The Economist; February 6, 2007, by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our guest today is John Micklethwait who is the Editor in Chief of The Economist. His publications, co-authored with Adrian Wooldridge, include The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America, A Future Perfect: The Challenge of Promise of Globalization, and The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea.

  1. Background ... values ... banking ... studying history ... joining The Economist
  2. The Economist ... modern journalism ... global views ... critical insider ... classical liberalism ... circulation ... how a story is generated
  3. Technology in Journalism ... blogging and podcasts ... breadth and depth of coverage ... seredipity of flipping through a magazine ... British vs. American journalism ... spreading journalists too thin
  4. Globalization ... an overall force for good ... political illogic prevails ... wage inequity ... nationalism ... religion ... multinational corporations ... George Bush and climate change
  5. American Conservatism ... not just a matter of personalities ... conservative Democrats ... government size ... prisons ... values vs. class ... American power to advance vs. hold back an agenda ... hearts and minds ... loss of moral credibility
  6. Conclusions and Prognostications ... globalization and conservatism ... American Sinophobia ... China's dollar reserves and the limits to that power ... Republican incompetence and the 2006 elections ... uniquely California
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