As the deadly coronavirus pandemic rampages across the world, Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton speak with independent geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar about the new US cold war with China, potential origins of the Covid-19 virus, the collapse of the European Union, anti-China corporate media narratives, and Beijing’s strategy to build a new silk road.

(Episode recorded on March 26, 2020)



Show notes and links

Pepe Escobar, “China locked in hybrid war with US,” Asia Times

Pepe Escobar’s articles at Asia Times

EU study by economist Emma Clancy: European “Commission demanded cuts to public healthcare spending 63 times from 2011-2018