[Watch Now] Video: 2020 US Presidential Election in Historical Context

By Chris Johnson

Wednesday September 2, 2020

Mandy Talks Michael Pembroke

Americans are about to vote, so what does this mean for the world? The Mandarin’s Managing Editor Chris Johnson, and Play By The Rules author Michael Pembroke discussed the state of US leadership, COVID-19 and the rise of China.

Play By The Rules

This book is a short history of America’s decline; how high standards and treasured principles were ignored; how idealism was replaced by hubris and moral compromise; and how adherence to the rule of law became selective.

Play By The Rules is also a look into the future – a future dominated by greater Asia and China in particular. We are in the midst of the third great power shift in modern history – from Europe to America to Asia. Washington’s failure of leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating history.

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Featured Guest

Michael PembrokeMichael is a writer, historian, naturalist and author of an acclaimed historical biography Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Since 2010 he has been a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.

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