November 29, 2011

Ha Jin’s recovered memory of Americans in...

Ha Jin‘s darkest fear about China is that the control-freak regime he fled 25 years ago has enough cash on hand to buy a lease...| More
November 17, 2011

Mark Blyth (7): “We can’t all export...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mark Blyth (20 minutes, 8 mb mp3) Mark Blyth is flying us over the embattled Eurozone — populations...| More
November 2, 2011

Leslie Chang’s “Factory Girls”

Leslie Chang brings a cautionary anti-romanticism and a fine reporter’s eye to the start of Brown’s Year of China. Her story is China turning itself...| More
October 17, 2011

Mark Blyth (6): Going to school on...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mark Blyth (20 minutes, 8 mb mp3) I arrived in the States twenty years ago, to the month....| More
September 10, 2011

Catherine Lutz: “magical thinking” and the costs...

Catherine Lutz delivers her conservative Costs of War accounting in a calm teacherly tone, but her reckoning is nothing short of outrageous: it was a...| More
September 6, 2011

Mark Blyth (5): Sovereigns, Citizens and Suckers

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mark Blyth (28 minutes, 14 mb mp3) Mark Blyth is back in the pub, just in time, talking...| More
July 1, 2011

The Montebello Project: a Marker Down for...

The “art of peace” in a time of war — a play on Sun Tzu’s classic The Art of War — was the bait and...| More
May 26, 2011

Mark Blyth (4): Why they call it...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mark Blyth (20 minutes, 10 mb mp3) Photo from Mark Blyth’s Austerity video Mark Blyth confirms the the...| More
May 12, 2011

Steven Heydemann on the “Family Business” in...

Steven Heydemann is picking apart my metaphor of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad as Michael Corleone – the Godfather’s gentler son from Francis Ford Coppola’s classic mob...| More
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