PRESS & PRAISE
“Karabell excels at weaving in glitzy tales of the brave new China against the larger backdrop of the Middle Kingdom’s forceful but cautious economic liberalization and the often tortuous, frequently saber-rattling politics of U.S.-China relations…. A provocative argument.”
— Los Angeles Times | read full review >
“The question at the heart of Superfusion is a pressing one: What will happen next? Mr. Karabell says that the U.S. must turn its thinking away from the military and security challenges of the twentieth century and focus more on the economic challenges of the twenty-first.”
— The Wall Street Journal | read full review >
"In this provocative new essay, Zachary Karabell lucidly sketches out the tectonic shifts that now compel us to redefine how we relate to China. Karabell's is an urgent call for Americans to shake off their torpor and complacency before it is too late and recognize how China has changed the global equation."
— Orville Schell, Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society
"Few countries will have more impact on the world in the coming decades than China. How the United States manages its relationship with China will profoundly affect the shape of this century. In this provocative book, Zachary Karabell suggests ways to manage that future. His argument might be debated, but it is one that should be engaged."
— Joseph S. Nye Jr., University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University and author of The Powers to Lead
"Zachary Karabell provides a vividly written and timely reminder of the risk of mutually assured economic destruction that binds America and China and the importance of this relationship for the future of the global economy. The financial crisis has made this interdependence only more obvious -- and the need to think through its implications more urgent."
— Ian Bremmer, author of The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall
"Our world order is like a stool -- and China and America are its most important legs. If either is destabilized, everyone loses. Through investment, production, and trade, almost every brand name Americans know has a stake in the success of 'Chimerica.' Karabell presents not only an intimate portrait of how the world's most strategic economic marriage came into being -- and how it prevented the present financial crisis from being so much worse -- but also a timely and precise strategy for keeping the global financial order in balance."
— Parag Khanna, author of The Second World: How Emerging Powers Are Redefining Global Competition in the Twenty-first Century
"American thinkers such as Karabell are particularly important at this moment, when US confidence has been rocked and its beliefs about what the future holds appear hollow and shallow. [...] Superfusion leaves the reader with a sense that the challenge in the next decade is...to view China as an opportunity for growing the US economy and not a threat to its people's standard of living."
— Benjamin A Shobert, Asia Times | read full review >
"Karabell’s book is an easy, enjoyable read that provides compelling examples that illustrate how this convergence came to be and why it matters. Perhaps most importantly, what his book leads us to ask ourselves is how we should embrace this convergence of two countries and utilize it towards the benefit of greater global prosperity."
— US-China Today | read full review >
"Essential reading for anyone curious about the increasing economic integration and interdependence between China and America, the public opposition in both nations and the implications for the U.S. as it faces competition from a nation it cannot coerce."
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review | read full review >
Zachary Karabell argues that the intertwined economic relationship between China and the U.S. will affect our long-term prosperity more than any other contemporary issue. As the world continues the slow work of repairing the damage of the financial crisis, it is crucial that the U.S. understands that it cannot go it alone. Its mutuality with China is permanent, essential, and defining. Zachary Karabell’s brilliant book lays out this complex and important economic story.