Liveblogging World War II: February 26, 1943
FIRST DRAFT: Review of Stanley L. Engerman, Kenneth L. Sokoloff, *et al.*, *Economic Development in the Americas since 1500: Endowments and Institutions*

Max Fisher of the Washington Post Fears to Criticize Ezra Klein!

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This came out much nastier to Max than I had thought it would, or intended, or intended to intend. I apologize, and withdraw:

Max Fisher:

How China and the U.S. misunderstand one another: None of this is to criticize Ezra, of course, but just to supplement on his “myth of scheming” – the idea that Washington has successfully convinced the world that its leaders are constantly running sophisticated schemes, when in fact they’re usually struggling to keep up – with Beijing’s own myth of harmony.

Why not criticize Ezra? Especially since he has no special expertise on China's foreign and defense policies?