Tag Archives: China

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The End is Nigh: What Now?

Cecile Pineda's 'Apology to a Whale' describes a disease, and seeks a cure, in language.

What is an appropriate response to the imminent end of the world? Well, first, a skeptic might reasonably beg the question, since the world as we know it (acco...Read More


Ted Cruz, Manchurian Candidate

How the junior senator from Texas helped precipitate a milestone in the growth of the Chinese state.

Last year, Ted Cruz tanked a carefully worked-out deal to reform the International Monetary Fund. This month, the chickens came home to roost....Read More