Opinion

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China’s Values Vacuum

For a nation whose cultural values were more or less destroyed by the Cultural Revolution, greed and corruption have become the name of the game in China. Manipulation of others to achiev... Read More...
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Journalism Loses an Icon

David Halberstam was killed Monday night in a car wreck south of San Francisco. The headline on the website for ESPN, the US sports channel, read “Famed Sports Author Halberstam Dies in Car Crash.... Read More...
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The insanity of America’s gun culture

A loner, isolated and strange, with odd ideas and few friends. He stays to himself, writes disturbing stories, but never breaks the law.  The “question mark kid,” some of his classmates call ... Read More...
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Hong Kong’s Lies and Damned Lies

It’s a commonplace that statistics lie. But how much they lie and in whose favor depends very much on which statistics you care to use. Naturally, governments tend to choose the most flattering.... Read More...
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Listen Up, Hong Kong, Here Comes Macau

Here is a tale of two cities that will gladden the hearts of believers in free markets. In one city the government has poured billions of dollars into building tourist attractions and been rewarded with a... Read More...