BOOK REVIEW The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State. By Elizabeth C. Economy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xvi + 343. Paper $25.00, ISBN 978-0-19-086607-5. Reviewed by Martin Schönfeld University of South Florida firstname.lastname@example.org The Third Revolution is an examination of the historic transformations in contemporary China. Elizabeth C. Economy is director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). According to its mission statement, the CFR is a think tank “dedicated to being a resource for … government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students … to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States.” The Third Revolution is about the societal, economic, and political changes under the administration of General Secretary Xi Jinping. Published by Oxford as a CFR Book, the study is written from a foreign policy perspective with regard to strategic U.S. interests. The monograph is not about Chinese philosophy, and neither is it on China’s culture or ideas. Still, it deserves attention, for reasons that concern philosophy and reality. Granted, these reasons can be debated, for if one defines ‘philosophy’ as a love of wisdom and Socratic inquiry into human
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