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The End of Capitalism is Announced

The Decider announces the end of tri­umphal­ist cap­i­tal­ism. Whose zoo do these simi­ans belong in now? (Inter­na­tional Her­ald Tri­bune 19 Sep­tem­ber 2008) The Soviet behe­moth with its offi­cial fan­tasy of the com­mu­nist broth­er­hood of man looked after by appa­ratchiks who could … Con­tinue read­ing

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Covert & Overt Values

My own first intro­duc­tion to Chi­nese thought and polit­i­cal econ­omy was a uni­ver­sity course in New Zealand in 1974. I espe­cially recall one book, Mark Elvin’s “The Pat­tern of the Chi­nese Past”. If you are not famil­iar with the argu­ments … Con­tinue read­ing

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