Category Archives: China

The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of Modern China

Here are some highlights from this book by Julia Lovell: * The London Missionary Society had sent out their first man to south China, Robert Morrison, in 1807. Not long after his arrival, he had been asked whether he hoped … Continue reading

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What If Authoritarian Governments Are More Effective With The Corona Virus?

What if China deals effectively with Corona and it takes the West 12-18 months to do what China might have done in two months? Will we see permanent political change towards authoritarianism in the West as a result?

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Maoism: A Global History

Julia Lovell writes in her 2019 book: * After 1949, the book’s [Red Star Over China] message would come full circle. Even though Mao himself never showed any desire to go back to Yan’an, the symbolic birthplace of Maoism, he … Continue reading

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The Private Life Of Chairman Mao

Here are some highlights from this 1996 book: * He sought to triumph over death through Daoist methods of sex. He followed no schedule except on May Day and National Day and on the rare occasions when he received foreign … Continue reading

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Why Are The Wildfires So Wild?

* California wildfire becomes deadliest in state’s history as toll hits 42 * Pope Francis: Chief Threats to World Are ‘Climate Change’ and Nuclear War Let me give a constructive suggestion to TV, online and print news outlets. Put the … Continue reading

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