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Olympics and the Chinese Century?

August 9th, 2008 No Comments

I was reading someone’s impression of the Olympics opening ceremony this evening. After viewing the ceremony, he remarked that he thought this was the end of the “American Century” and the beginning of the “Chinese Century”. What? You sit in your easy chair mesmerized by the spectacle of a blaze of fireworks, music, well-auditioned flag […]

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Gordon and the Contestants

April 18th, 2008 1 Comment

Yesterday, during a visit to Washington, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met separately with each of the U.S. Presidential Candidates, Senator John McCain, Senator Hillary Clinton, and Senator Barack Obama. Was it just me, or did it look like a astonishingly bizarre beauty pageant, with each of the candidates seeking to look the most Presidential? […]

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ABC and the Debate Spectacle

April 17th, 2008 No Comments

What was that spectacle ABC put on last night? It wasn’t really a debate between Democratic Candidates, as much as it was a littany of “gotcha” moments between moderators and Candidates. Any real substantive issue was not covered until well into the 1st hour of the program.  Instead, the moderators seemed hell bent on examining […]

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