Tag: current events

  • Generals and Computers: From Ancient China to Wendell Berry and Andrew Yang

    At long last, today I finished Arthur Waley’s translated collection of Chinese poetry. I also read “Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer” (1987) by Wendell Berry (a new author to me), from The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry. Though these two readings may appear wildly different in nature, I was struck […]

  • CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping – Thoughts & Review, Part 3

    How does one become the President of China? If the electoral college seems at times hard to fathom, an election in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is even more esoteric.  According to Kerry Brown, author of CEO, China and former diplomat, the rise of Xi Jinping to the supreme leadership role in China “belonged more […]

  • CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping – Thoughts & Review, Part 2

    As president of China, Xi Jinping presides over 18% of the world’s population, and he is set to do so for life.  How did Xi rise to such prominence, and what can we learn from his life that will help us understand his future?  Kerry Brown’s book, CEO, China, offers some clues as to the […]

  • CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping – Thoughts & Review, Part 1

    “What do you know about the man who runs China?” the blurb demanded. “Nothing,” I blinked.  Well, basically nothing. I couldn’t believe it…I knew basically nothing about Xi Jinping, one of the most powerful leaders in the world today.  (I also have some Chinese heritage, which makes it even more embarrassing.) Xi, in fact, may […]

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