Morality (in) Play

An Interview with Eden Collinsworth

There seems little doubt that tech has changed the way morality operates in the modern world. Few people have paid as close attention to this subject as the social critic and publishing maven Eden Collinsworth. Collinsworth spent years observing morality in a close, pragmatic way here, in Europe, and in Asia, and wrote a brilliant book about it: Behaving Badly. We spoke to her about the seismic shifts in our understanding of right and wrong — and how this will play into our global contest with China.

Octavian Report: When did you really begin to notice macro shifts in morality and in ethics and behavior?

Eden Collinsworth: It was after I moved to Beijing, to write a book — for Chinese consumption — on Western behavior. That’s really when I …

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