Adrian Hamilton

Adrian Hamilton: The competition of nations need not be a zero-sum

The worst thing about New Year is the spate of articles propagating some theory or other about the rise of this power and the fall of that. This last year, this last decade indeed, has seen the Edward Gibbonses of our day scribbling with a vengeance. Even the estimable Ed Stourton joined in this week, arguing that the concentration on America's decline has blinded people to the other reality of the rise of China.