When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order  (out in paperback next January) is the provocative the title of Martin Jacques’ assessment of China’s future role as the dominant global power.

For more than a decade Jacques was editor of “Marxism Today”  – having first transformed it from an obscure ideological organ of the Marxist Left into a broad platform for wide ranging political and social debate.  Not long after the collapse of the Soviet Union  “Marxism Today” was also wound up and Jacques went on to become deputy editor of The Independent,  an engaging newspaper columnist and author.

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