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Eric Arnow, US expat traveling across Russia. Boots-on-the-ground with real Russian people. China Rising Radio Sinoland 230810



Jeff J Brown (Host): Eric Arnow, a member of the China Writers Group, also has a wonderful website called Bumble Buddhist ( about his life as a monk and travels in China and temples and et cetera. It’s fascinating. He also does a lot of political articles. And so he is in Moscow, Russia. An American who lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, we’re good friends. My wife and I lived in Chiang Mai for a year and we got to know each other quite well. So, this is the second installment of his travel log in Moscow, Russia. So, tell us what’s going on, sir. Take it away.

Eric Arnow (Guest): Okay. Well, yesterday I decided to take a tour of the Victory Museum. The Victory Museum is evidently the largest museum in Europe dedicated to World War Two. It’s comprised primarily of exhibits related to some of the major events of World War II. For example, there was the Battle of Stalingrad, which is just to give people who are listening may not know much of the details of what World War II is actually about. So, I’ll run through some of the things that are talked about in the museum.

Moscow Victory Museum

First of all, people may not understand this, but on June 22nd, 1941, the combined armies of not just Germany, but Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, I think in total eight different countries, all part of NATO excuse me, I mean, the German Nazi hordes, all allies of Nazi Soviet Union knew that it was happening in 1930.

Joseph Stalin, who had become the leader of the Soviet Union following the death of Lenin, basically said, we’ve got ten years to industrialize the country to the point where we can take on a major attack because we know that they want to destroy us. And it took the West 200 years of the industrial revolution to get to where they were or the way they were in 1930 and 1940. And we’ve got to do the same thing in ten years. And under Lenin, they did electrify the country.

They educated the population from basically 80% illiteracy to producing scientists, artists, musicians, and engineers, the kind of a society that could take on the most dangerous military of the time, which was the Nazi army that had overrun all of Europe.

Now, one issue that people may not realize is that when the Nazis invaded Denmark, Holland, France, and so on, they did not meet major resistance from those countries. They basically said, okay, well, we’ll give it a try, but if we can’t put up with it, it’s not worth destroying our cities over. So, Paris, it took the Nazis, I think it was like maybe you know this Jeff 26 days or something to capture France.

Jeff: I don’t know. You would probably have studied that particular point more than I have. I’m much more informed about D-Day and towards the end. But yeah, people don’t realize that in World War One the French lost 5% of their entire population. And in fact, from 1914, the population did not go back to the original 1914 population until 1960. It was that severe. So, they just did not have the will against the Nazis to try to do what they did in World War I.

And as it turned out, it was the right thing to do because otherwise the country would have been destroyed and the French population would have been decimated for nothing because at that point the Germans were going to be able to take over anyway. And they only took over about a little, maybe about half the country. The other half of the country was still free, still liberated. The prior fell pretty quickly just because they just did not have the willpower to do a World War I redux.

Eric: I think the main difference between Western Europe and the Soviet Union and specifically the Slavic Soviet Union is that the Nazis did not have the same attitude towards Western Europe that they did towards the Slavs. There was very clear their plan for Russia was to destroy it as a physical entity, enslave the people and kill the rest. That was actually the plan. I mean, they were quite explicit about it. And that’s the reason why the Soviet Union fought so fiercely because they knew that it was a matter of life or death to them.

In any case, as I said, it took 26 days or somewhere in that area to defeat France. But when the Nazis invaded the area, what is called the Belarus in Soviet Republic, which was what we now call Belarus, there was a major fortress there called the Brest Fortress and they actually have a replica of the Brest Fortress in the museum. And it took– they thought –they were going to overrun the Brest Fortress in a day and it took them a month because the people, they were just so fierce, they simply would not. These are the Soviet soldiers. They would not give up.

So, that was the Brest Fortress. Then you had the Battle of Moscow where the Nazis were sure that they were going to take Moscow. They got to about, I think, around ten miles from the center of Moscow. They could see the Kremlin with binoculars, but by the middle of [December, 1941] took them so long and they were so weakened by the fierce Soviet resistance that by the time they got to Moscow, they were not able to take it over. They were not able to push forward. And then the Russians did a counter-attack using fresh troops that they had brought from the Far East. And so, they pushed the Germans back about a hundred miles or so.

Well, they tried again in Stalingrad, and in Stalingrad that battle started roughly a year later. Stalingrad involved basically two million soldiers on both sides who died in Stalingrad. And just to give people an idea– that the United States lost 400,000 soldiers in all of World War Two. The continental United States was not touched. There was a pinprick attack basically at Pearl Harbor, but nothing else was really hit. Stalingrad was leveled. And as I say, two million soldiers on both sides died. Finally, of course, the Soviet Union defeated it. And what is significant, I’ll get to this when I go back to Volgograd.

But what was significant is the fact that both the United States and England praised the Soviet Union for defeating the Nazis in that city. There was another exhibit, which is Leningrad and Leningrad, which is now called Saint Petersburg is very close to the Finnish border, and the Nazis wanted to take over Leningrad in their plan because it’s named Leningrad, named it after the founder of the Soviet Union. Their goal was to wipe that city off the map. And I’ve attached a brief video (???), Jeff, of the exhibit which shows a panoramic painting of what the battle was about, including the sounds of what a battle sounds like with guns and cannons and all these kinds of things going off.

And above the panorama is a quote from the German saying, in our view, there’s no reason for this city to even exist with this war we’re in. Basically, they’re saying we’re going to wipe it out and destroy it along with all its people. Well, something like 900,000 people died in the battle. These are civilians and military who died in that battle, including Vladimir Putin’s younger brother. His baby brother died during that time. So, this victory, the reason why I’m talking about this is that the Victory Museum is a reminder to people of what war, to what total war is really about.

People in the West really have no idea of what war is. They’ve never experienced it. All they get is very sanitized versions of what they’re told in the media. They also have no empathy. They can’t put themselves in the shoes of a Vietnamese or an Afghani or an Iraqi and certainly not of a Russian, because as far as they’re concerned, these are it’s just kind of almost cartoonish ideas of what actually these people go through. So, that was basically what I saw at the Victory Museum. I don’t know if I mentioned this, but on Sunday, I got to Victory Square or Victory Park and there were some young kids there signing up for it.

Young people with a display stand in Moscow Victory Park.

I did talk about that, but I’ll just mention it again. They were young kids having little demonstrations or little games you could play, so to speak, in order to qualify for certain things. So, I’ll show you this. I won two medals here for my participation in this. And they gave me the right to send a letter to the people fighting in Donbass, which I thought was pretty cool. But one of the exhibitions was to watch and help put together this AK 74, Rifle said, I’m just not into that. So, I didn’t do that.

But in any case, it looks to me from what I can see, that Russian society is beginning to understand more and more what’s actually going on and what the stakes are. But you still have a significant portion of the Russian population, which grew up during the 1990s, was educated in the 1990s. They still don’t really understand what’s at stake. I want to talk about a short video that I saw this morning on the Jackson Hinkle show where he had Doug MacGregor, Colonel Douglas MacGregor, and Colonel Douglas MacGregor is one of the good guys who actually says that Russia’s got a point that NATO shouldn’t have expanded and so on (!)

And then he goes on to say, if it weren’t for the nasty Soviet Union and the socialist system that enslaved everybody, everything would have been just fine. And their idea was to create something called a Soviet man. What is a Soviet man? It’s somebody who’s a brainwashed automaton, essentially. That’s what he’s saying. So, when he talks about a Soviet man in honor of his statement, I’m wearing my official Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Jeff: Can you stand up? Can you stand up, please, because we can’t see it?

Eric: I’m going to stand up.

Jeff: All right. That’s cool.

Eric: You can see these are the four cosmonauts. And it says, Slava. So, that’s honor or glory to the cosmonauts of the Soviet Union. Somebody gave this to me a few years ago and I hardly wear it. It’s sort of more of a memento than something to wear. But anyway, he was saying that this is like a slave-like person, that they’re brainwashed and everything. And I’m thinking, so, you’re saying that the first guy in space, you’re a Gagarin. It was not a Soviet. He was a Soviet man, but he was nothing. He was like a mindless automaton. The woman who took me to the first exhibition, [Bunker 42] Irina Boyko. She is a Soviet-era person. You and I both know her. This is a woman of exceptional character and intelligence.

And I’m thinking if this is the worst that he can talk about as far as a Soviet person. I look at this movie, the Century of the Self.

And he’s complaining about people who actually believe in working collectively together to build a society so that it becomes great for everybody. This is a bad thing. This shows the level of ignorance and arrogance that is so endemic in Western thinking that it seems like it’s practically incurable. So that’s the statement I want to make. And if you have any comments, we can discuss them.

Jeff: Was it McGregor that said that?

Eric: Yeah, Douglas McGregor. He has nothing good to say.

Jeff: He just has an anti-communist anti-socialist corncob up his butt, and he won’t pull it out. So, what are you going to do? It’s just so typical because otherwise his analysis of Ukraine and NATO and the dynamics of what’s going on in that war is really outstanding. But yeah, that’s all too predictable, I’m afraid. It’s just sad to say. I would like to point out to the people that Eric has brought up something very important and I would like to put some numbers to it.

The total number of allies, including civilians and includes the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Theater, the European Theater, and the bombing of London with the V-bomb, with the bombs the Nazis, and everything else, the total number of civilians and military who died among the Allies was 966,000 people, not even 1 million people. There is absolute bulletproof evidence that 25 million Soviets Russians died Civilian and military. And let’s not forget also that in China, why was the United States able to beat only 18% of Japan’s army?

Because the rest of the army was in China trying to stand up against the Communists. And so, it was Mao Zedong and the communists who fought the fascist Japanese and the fascist KMT, Chiang Kai Shek. And at the end, after the Japanese surrendered in 45, the United States also had 100,000 troops, 20 divisions in China fighting against Mao. And it was because of Mao Zedong and the Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army, that they were able to defeat the Japanese, the fascist Japanese, which was an ally of Germany. And how many people died in China during the Civil War? At least 25 million people. At least 25 million people.

And I’ve done some calculations where it’s as high as 35 million. But even if we only take the 25 million for China and the 25 million for Russia, that’s 50 million people who sacrificed their lives to defeat fascism. And the Allies lost not even 1 million. So, the allies lost less than 2%. They lost less than 2% of the people that the Soviets and the Chinese lost in order to defeat global fascism. And maybe you can understand and appreciate why the victory over Japan is so important for the Chinese and why the victory over Germany and the Nazis in Europe is so important to the Soviets because they paid the ultimate sacrifice. They paid tens of millions of lives. And that is a historical fact. So I just want to point that out.

Eric: One detail that is significant, getting back to the Japanese war, is that the Japanese were in Manchuria. Manchukuo, I guess it was called. And this is a major threat to the Soviet Union because they were afraid that the Japanese would attack them. Fortunately, there was a Russian spy in Japan at the time who was a close friend of the German ambassador. In fact, he was actually making it with the German ambassador’s wife. And, of course, there are shows that Russian TV shows that talk about this stuff.

Anyway, so this guy, he predicted the invasion of the Nazis, and Stalin unfortunately, was getting so much conflicting information that he wasn’t sure if were they going to attack on this date or another date. And he was not sure. And that was one of the main reasons why Stalin did not try to preempt the attack and which I’m going to address in a second. But one of the other issues was that he also correctly informed the Stavka, that is, the Russian the Soviet high command.

It’s like the equivalent of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Japanese had been defeated in a short war, I think, in 1940 by the Soviets. And they [the Japanese] thought, well, I don’t think we should fight them. And so, as a result, when the high command in Moscow heard that they were safe in the Far East, they brought a million soldiers across the country to do a counterattack on Moscow. And that was like the death blow to the attack by the Nazis on Moscow.

And at that point, many of the German officers, the high German officers, realized the war is lost. They thought if they could take out the Soviet Union the way they took out France and Western Europe, the war would be over soon, and they’d be fine. But they were not up for a battle of attrition, which is what World War Two turned into. There was another major aspect of this, Jeff, which is that I believe it was either at the Yalta Conference or the Potsdam Conference. The Yalta Conference was in early 1945. It was shortly before Roosevelt died. He agreed. Stalin agreed that three months after the war was over.

So, the war was over in Europe on May 9th and the Soviet Union would stage an attack on the Japanese army in Kwangtung. That is in Manchuria. And the Soviet military by that point, after four years of total war, total industrialization, and of course, a massively experienced Soviet war machine basically wiped out a 1-million-man Japanese army in northern China. And the reason why— this is somewhat speculative, one could say,— But the reason why the Japanese capitulated was that, like the Germans, they’re fascists, and they’d rather surrender to the fascist American capitalists than surrender to the Socialist Soviet Union.

Jeff: Yeah. I don’t know that. I hadn’t heard that number. I wrote about this in The China trilogy that the atom bombs that Truman dropped did not stop World War II in the Pacific. That’s not what caused the Japanese to surrender because the United States had already incinerated. I think it was 62 cities in Japan with M-69 napalm phosphorus bombs that were created by Harvard University. War crime bombs. And there was nothing left of Japan. And they all had mulberry paper windows and bamboo walls and et cetera. And so, when they dropped those napalm phosphorus bombs all over Japan, they just burned like tender, like pine tender.

And so, when the emperor saw Hiroshima, the photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they looked just like Tokyo. And every place else, they looked just like all the other 62 cities that had already been bombed. So, city number 63 and city number 64 still did not persuade the emperor to surrender. But what did get the emperor to surrender is he was a rabid anti-communist. And he was a racist against Slavic People. Well, the Soviets went into, as you said, Manchukuo, which is today’s Manchuria, Japanese Manchuria. And the best Japan’s best army, it’s in my book. It’s either the First Army or the Eighth Army.

Eric: There’s the Kwantung Army. Yeah, that’s what I was referring to.

Jeff: Yeah, the first one or the Japanese first army, the eighth Army. And in ten days, the Soviets destroyed and wiped out 80,000 of the best Japanese soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army. That’s why the emperor surrendered because he knew that at that point, they were marching to Port Arthur, which is today Dalian in Northern China, which is a major, major, major deepwater port in northern China. And they were going to come in boats to Japan. And the last thing the emperor wanted was a bunch of Slavic Communists invading his country.

So, that’s why he capitulated. It was not because of the atomic bombs. And in fact, the results of Nagasaki and Hiroshima look no different than the 62 other cities that the Americans burned to the ground and killed. The numbers have been completely censored. But likely millions of people, hundreds of thousands were left homeless and injured. Basically, the country was totally destroyed by the Americans bombing 62 civilian cities. So yeah, now the million I’m not sure about but I do know I have read but still if you can wipe out 80,000 of Japan’s best soldiers in ten days that that sent shivers.

I mean that’s what 15, 16, 17 divisions Japanese divisions in ten days. That just shows you how ferocious the Soviets were. The communists hate fascists and fascists hate communists. But the communists had an ideal to survive and build Russia into a global power. The Japanese were just hanging on to land that wasn’t even theirs. They were in Japan a long way away from the Japanese archipelago. So, anyway, that’s you corroborated what I’ve written about. And do they talk about that in the Victory Museum?

Eric: Actually, I didn’t see that aspect of it, interestingly. They were mainly about the war, and they were basically it was mostly about the war in Europe.

Jeff: Okay.

Eric: And I’ll also add to that that in addition to the major exhibitions about Leningrad, Stalingrad, then the Battle of Kursk, which we should talk about the battle of Kursk was a major battle that was like the last major battle that the Germans attempted as an offensive against the Soviets. And recently, Andre Martyanov  referred to this battle as a comparison to the ongoing counter-offensive in Ukraine by the Nazi government of Kiev. And he was saying that it was basically the same strategy that the Russians had very deep defensive lines built in. They made it very difficult for the Nazis to advance. And when the Nazis expended as much of their momentum as they could, there was a big counter-attack.

Jeff: And is it course the one that is still analyzed today in military colleges? And it was with tanks, wasn’t it? Isn’t that the one that was with tanks?

Eric: That’s right.

Jeff: Yeah. It was very famous. It was a tank war.

Eric: Right. And when we hear stories about, oh, England is going to send 41 tanks to Ukraine and Germany’s sending 40 tanks to Ukraine, the Nazis had like 2,000, 1,500 tanks, well, well over a thousand tanks. And the Russians and Soviets likewise had. So, what we’re seeing in Ukraine is actually a small version of what happened in Kursk.

Jeff: 2,000 tanks.

Eric: Right. 2,000 tanks. But one of the other aspects that is important to bring out is that we’re talking about this latest war in Ukraine. What forces are at play against each other? And as Andre Martyanov points out, the Russian general staff is the military culture of Russia, their original institution that trained officers is older than the United States. So, the United States thinks it’s going to win a war against Russia.

When they don’t, they have no conception of what war is. In fact, one of the few Truth-telling generals, General Cavoli, said he’s never seen anything like what’s going on in Ukraine. Our military has been trained to fight barefoot or sandal-wearing AK-47-bearing Afghanis or a third-rate military of the Iraqis that had been already virtually wiped out. They had no air defenses at all.

Jeff: Or Grenada or Panama or all these pissant countries that didn’t stand a chance. Libya it’s just unbelievable. Yemen, the proxy war in Yemen.

Eric: And now the museum does have a decent sized, it’s like a hall with a number of aspects of what NATO is. And I want to also bring out a historical fact that when the Soviet Union had clearly won and during World War Two, Churchill and Roosevelt both praised the Soviet Union for its efforts in defeating the Nazis. They knew who defeated the Nazis. So, to all of our esteemed listeners, anybody who tells you that the United States defeated the Nazis and the Soviet Union played a kind of bit part just to put that idea out of your mind, because it is exactly the opposite.

President Roosevelt’s Letter to the City of Stalingrad, proving its role in defeating the Nazis


“Nato in Afghanistan” Russian Poster in the Victory Museum. What is NATO ‘the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’ doing in Central Asia??

Shortly after the victory, Churchill sent a memo to his generals and said, okay, let’s do this.

Let’s mobilize 100,000 former Wehrmacht, that is German troops who had fought in the war against the Soviet Union. Let’s reequip them and put ourselves together and we’re going to re-invade the Soviet Union. Patton himself said he was going to make it to Stalingrad if the German general was not able to. Patton General Patton, The famous George.

Jeff: Yeah. George Patton. Yeah.

Eric: He was going to get to Stalingrad. Well, of course, the Russians found out about all this, and they confronted Churchill and said, what the hell is going on here? Your troops are positioned in a really funny way here. And Churchill says, well, I’ll get back to you on that. I guess I’ll check with some of my people to see what’s going on. And, of course, it didn’t happen. But what is significant is that NATO came about after World War Two.

Churchill gave his famous Iron Curtain speech in 1946. [talking about an Iron Curtain that had] come down about around Europe and blah, blah, blah and how terrible the Soviets are. These are the people who saved his ass. England would have been crushed by the Nazis. And this is the thanks that Churchill and the British gave to the Soviet Union. It’s just it’s a disgrace. And people say NATO is a defensive alliance. NATO started after World War Two and Russia, the Soviet Union only responded with the Warsaw Pact a few years later.

So, people need to get it out of their heads that NATO is a defensive military organization. It is not. And it’s proven by its recent actions, –which are shown in the museum–, of Libya, Syria, Yugoslavia, Yemen, Somalia, and so on. And now they want to expand to Japan into the Pacific. This is an expansionist, aggressive organization. So, fortunately, the museum does point this kind of stuff out.

Map of Countries Destroyed by NATO, that are no where near the North Atlantic-Libya, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia

Jeff: That’s cool. You mentioned Andre. You quoted Andre a couple of times. Who is that person?

Eric: Speaking of the Soviet man. Okay. Andre Martyanov  is a Russian American guy. He came to the United States shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union. He had been trained as a military officer in the Soviet military I think in the Navy. And after the Soviet Union fell, he came to the United States and he’s been living here ever since. I guess he got a good job. And in recent years, he basically has been talking about the difference between the Russian military culture, Western military culture, and so on. His work is very important because he’s pointing out the kind of meta-aspects of the differences between the West and the Russian military. And basically, what he says is that the Russian military has much, much deeper cultural roots. And the Western military got its lessons on World War Two fighting strategy from the Germans who lost.

Jeff: Yeah.

Eric: So, it’s the West’s own arrogance and belief in their own superiority to the Russians, which is basically a fatal flaw. The second fatal flaw, which he points out, is that when Russians make weapons, they make weapons to win fights and win wars. When the United States makes weapons, they use them to make a profit.

Jeff: Yeah, yeah. It’s all about money. Putting money into Wall Street and the military contractors. It has nothing to do with protecting the United States. That’s secondary.

Eric: Right. So, this is something that anybody who had followed this from the very beginning like I did and I think you to a certain extent also did start in 2013, 2014, 2015, and on for eight years before Putin “unprovoked for no reason at all invaded poor little hapless Ukraine”, which was actually a regime fueled by Nazi ideology that was put in power by Victoria Nuland and Joe Biden himself. Anybody who thinks that Russia had no reason to invade Ukraine [is sorely misinformed].

Ukrainian troops with WWII era Nazi symbols, above and Swastika incorporated into the Ukraine flag, below.

Let’s say, they simply don’t understand the situation that had been happening again, for people who don’t understand, and many people on the left do not understand this. Imagine you’re the United States and Russia and China have decided to overthrow the governments of Mexico, Canada, Cuba, all of Central America, and much of South America. And they’re putting military there and they’re putting biological warfare facilities in these countries. What would the United States reaction be in that situation? Would they just put up with it or would they attack? What do you think?

What happened in the Cuban missile crisis? The Cuban missile crisis? Kennedy says to Khrushchev, if you don’t get your missiles out of there, we’re going to attack. And fortunately, they were able to negotiate their way out of a potential nuclear war. Well, after the Soviet Union fell and James Baker and many other, quote-unquote diplomats, which are translated correctly, professional liars, convinced the Soviet Union that it didn’t have to worry and that the Soviet Union could dissolve. And we’d all sing Kumbaya together. NATO had promised that it would not expand one inch to the east of Germany, and since then, it has expanded to the surrounding all of Russia.

Jeff: And now Finland.

Eric: And now Finland,–also Finland was an ally of the Nazis during World War Two.

Jeff: Absolutely.

Eric: Sweden was a secret ally of the Nazis during World War Two. They were providing them with crucial war minerals. So, this war that is going on right now, is not a little poor Ukraine against Russia war. This is the war of Europe, colonial imperialist Europe, which has been terrorizing the world for the last 500 years and the rest of the world has finally gotten strong enough. And now with countries like Russia and China leading the way, saying, ‘you guys are not going to do this anymore’.

Jeff: And Iran and North Korea. And yeah, I mean, those four I call them the Asian quad. As long as they stick together, there’s nothing the United States and NATO, and Europe can do to budge them. So, they’re together arm and arm. I mean they’re not moving.

Eric: Right. Well, it’s true. I mean that’s certainly true. But I mean, Russia’s clearly on the front line of this.

Jeff: Oh, yeah, of course. Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. They they’re the ones losing lives again to fight fascism, which is simply an evolution of capitalism. And that’s all fascism is. It’s just a more advanced state of capitalism.

Eric: Lenin’s book ‘Imperialism Is the Final Stage of Capitalism,’ and imperialism and fascism are hands in hand.

Jeff: Yeah, absolutely. Well, Eric, this has been a wonderful discussion and I can’t wait to do number three and number four and number five again. This is Eric Arnow, and he is in Moscow, Russia. I already gave a nice introduction earlier. I will put his website and he sent me a bunch of pictures I’ve got to put with the first installment but I’m waiting for my editor in Pakistan to do the transcript and now have a policy of never publishing anything that’s in audio and video that has not been transcripted and edited for readers also. So, I’m waiting. He should have it by tomorrow. They’ll be behind a couple of three days, but we’re going to get them all out and I can’t wait to hear about you about what you’re going to do tomorrow. And whenever you’re ready, we’ll do another show. This has been terrific.

Eric: Okay. Jeff, I’m assuming that I can take all this and put it on my website as well.

Jeff: Oh, of course. Absolutely. Absolutely. Give me a few days. I’ll send this to my editor in Pakistan as soon as I hang up. Well, first off, I transcribe it using AI from audio or video to a Word file. And then he cleans up all the garbage. And then I have to go through and do a final edit to make sure it looks nice and reads nicely. So, anyway, I will see you the next time in Moscow. Eric Arnow, American geopolitical analyst, tourist, and good friend and comrade. Bye-bye, Eric.

Eric: See you.


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Why and How China works: With a Mirror to Our Own History



JEFF J. BROWN, Editor, China Rising, and Senior Editor & China Correspondent, Dispatch from Beijing, The Greanville Post

Jeff J. Brown is a geopolitical analyst, journalist, lecturer and the author of The China Trilogy. It consists of 44 Days Backpacking in China – The Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century, with the United States, Europe and the Fate of the World in Its Looking Glass (2013); Punto Press released China Rising – Capitalist Roads, Socialist Destinations (2016); and BIG Red Book on China (2020). As well, he published a textbook, Doctor WriteRead’s Treasure Trove to Great English (2015). Jeff is a Senior Editor & China Correspondent for The Greanville Post, where he keeps a column, Dispatch from Beijing and is a Global Opinion Leader at 21st Century. He also writes a column for The Saker, called the Moscow-Beijing Express. Jeff writes, interviews and podcasts on his own program, China Rising Radio Sinoland, which is also available on YouTubeStitcher Radio, iTunes, Ivoox and RUvid. Guests have included Ramsey Clark, James Bradley, Moti Nissani, Godfree Roberts, Hiroyuki Hamada, The Saker and many others. [/su_spoiler]

Jeff can be reached at China Rising, je**@br***********.com, Facebook, Twitter, Wechat (+86-19806711824/Mr_Professor_Brown, and Line/Signal/Telegram/Whatsapp: +33-612458821.

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