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The Emerging Economic and Political Systems in East Asia.

James Fallows. He's the Washington Editor for the "Atlantic Monthly" and the author of a new book, "Looking at the Sun" (Pantheon). Fallows examines new political and economic systems that have arisen in East Asia which challenge Western principles of capitalism and democracy. Fallows argues the impact of Asia on the West has been hidden by America's false perception about the "success" of individual enterprise and rights in the area. He predicts Korea, Taiwan and "Greater China" are the most likely countries to dominate the region economically.


Other segments from the episode on April 20, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 20, 1994: Interview with James Fallows; Interview with Mike Post.


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