Daily Archives: January 3, 2011

During the past two years, the world has experienced its deepest economic crisis since the 1930s. But – despite the fears of many experts – there has been no major outbreak of protectionism. Globalisation, the economic and political mega-trend of the past three decades, is still firmly in place.

The economic crisis has given new life to an old debate.

I have written a cover story for Foreign Policy magazine in the US on the great decline debate – and I take the gloomy view. Sorry about that. If you are wondering why I’m writing for people other than the FT, it’s a special dispensation to do with the publication of my book. It comes out in the US on February 1st.