Tag Archives: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo

yellow peril

Is there panic that China may surpass the United States as the world’s leading economy by 2020? The New York Times just ran a smear job on China which, despite what is alluded to about Chinese internal politics, does beg … Continue reading

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mulberry children in the middle kingdom

The Chinese Communists are not prevented, in the popular view, from inheriting the imperial mantle merely because they lack blue blood. That most rational of sages, Confucius, established 2,500 years ago that nobility depends not on birth or wealth but … Continue reading

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alchemy of “the other”

The ultra-orthodox in Israel desecrated the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial this past week, and though one cannot really condone the act, the graffiti extensive as it was, is an expression that the narrative of the holocaust has been appropriated by … Continue reading

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dragons and dungeons

A clash of civilizations? Certainly an odd juxtaposition; the people of the book, the covenant on Mt. Sinai with the people outside the pale of settlement with any monotheistic religion. But, on a social and cultural level,┬áChina is a country … Continue reading

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uncivil disobedience: anarchy at ammunition hill

Wedge issues. The fine line between free speech and incitement. Deliberate shaping of language as a form of propaganda in a face-off between secular and religious conceptions of power. If President Obama can make a “misspoke” in terming “polish death … Continue reading

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