Soft power, confirmation bias and illusions of grandeur
The term soft power is common in international relations but hardly familiar in suburbia, where it is easily confused with washing powder. Like one’s washing, soft power can fade. While the term has appeared in an enormous number of journal articles, book chapters and op-eds over the past three decades, mostly celebrating and comparing nations,… Continue reading
I am an independent scholar with a background in Chinese media and culture. I have authored or edited 20 books since 2001. These are listed under research.