Chinese Racism

This story is from NPR.  It’s about a mixed race contestant competing in a talent show in China and winds up unearthing racist sentiment.  Most of our discussion of racism is focused on the American context of it between black and white and sometimes it’s easy to forget about the broader world of relationships.  One of my college frat brothers was the son of a foreign service officer and as such he had spent an extensive amount of... Read More

The End of the Empire?

Historically, there’s always an inflection point where one can point to as the critical factor contributing to the fall of a great power.  For Great Britain, it was the end of World War II and the devastation it faced.  These conditions made it unwieldy for Great Britain to maintain its empire.  The dying days of the Roman empire were marked by moral depravity, the unwillingness of Roman citizens to fight in wars of conquest and, again,... Read More

Jobless?? Head East Young Man–Go to China!

Well, it looks like China is not only loaning us money, it’s also providing some American college grads a much needed job. This from the New York Times: American Graduates Finding Jobs in China BEIJING — Shanghai and Beijing are becoming new lands of opportunity for recent American college graduates who face unemployment nearing double digits at home. Even those with limited or no knowledge of Chinese are heeding the call. They are lured... Read More

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