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Chicago Tribune reportersIn recent decades, China has transformed its economy into a powerhouse. Yet the communist country has doubled down on repression of its citizens. Enter Xi Jinping, who took over this month as China's leader. Few are expecting immediate reforms from this...
Using “fascism” to describe President Obama’s healthcare reform was “poor use of an emotionally charged word,” according to John Mackey, co-chief executive and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. In a blog post Thursday,...
GUANGZHOU, China — Like wedding guests separated across the aisle, the protesters assembled on either side of a gated driveway at the headquarters of the embattled Southern Weekly newspaper. To the right, several dozen supporters of the newspaper...
The year 2012 will go into the history books as one of contrasting transitions. China’s five- year cycle for Communist Party congresses and leadership turnover overlapped with the U.S.’s four-year electoral calendar. And if that once-in-20-...
Tags: China, Egypt, Xi Jinping, Parties and Movements, Bill Clinton
Change of SubjectTechnically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn’t own the means of production, but they do control it, and that’s what’s happening...
When communism fell, it felt like the door of a cage sprang open. Young and filled with a restless energy, three friends who had grown up in Poland yearned to travel and explore. Perhaps nowhere held more allure than America. Nowhere in America had...
Democracy is a theory yet to be disproved To the editor: Watching the election returns on television reminded me why I migrated to this country a few years ago. I am proud to be an American. We are a country that is so big, so great, so diverse and...
-------------------- Pow! A novel Mo Yan, translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt Seagull Books: 386 pp., $27.50 -------------------- This year's Nobel laureate in literature is an author who somehow manages to write books with brazenly...
Chris Hayes, an editor at large of The Nation and host of the talk show bearing his name on MSNBC, was raised in a working-class neighborhood but attended some of the most exclusive schools on the planet. "I grew up in the Bronx," says the affable, 33-...
WASHINGTON — While accusing the Supreme Court’s conservative justices of "disdain for democracy," Pamela S. Karlan proves herself talented at dispensing disdain. The Stanford law professor is, however, less talented at her chosen task of...
It was with great anticipation that I waited for the arrival of “Twilight of the Elites,” written by Christopher Hayes. One can only be amazed at his gifts in orchestrating his two-hour program every Saturday and Sunday morning. It is no...
Tags: Chris Hayes, Politics
"Socialism" and "capitalism" were the two most frequently looked-up words at Merriam-Webster.com this year. Then why are so many people still using them wrong? Har har! OK, that's not that funny. Nor is it the point. "We're not the schoolmarms of...
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