by Robert Gressis
In this episode of Everyday Philosophers, I talked with Yvonne Chiu (US Naval War College) about what it’s like to teach at a military institution (no, you can’t make your students do push-ups) and her research on the unsustainability of soft authoritarianism.
0:03:29 The US Naval War College: “where is it?”, “Do you teach … tactics?!”, and other such questions 13:23 Teaching at the US Naval War College compared to the University of Hong Kong; the key word is “diplomatic” 26:50 Alone at the Hoover Institution :29:02 What “soft” authoritarianism is 38:41 Why soft authoritarianism (at least in south Asia) is unsustainable 54:24 The sustainability and attractiveness of China’s hard authoritarianism 58:33 Trump, China, and authoritarian countries 1:05:26 Is China exceptional, or should we expect more hard authoritarian governments to start getting rich? 1:07:33 Does China have a lot of paid operatives in the USA?