In China: To Be Touristed

In an age of social media, my dissident brother’s main weapon is his cell phone. Illustration by George Wylesol Recently, the Beijing police took my brother sightseeing again. Nine days, two guards, chauffeured tours through a national park that’s a World Heritage site, visits to Taoist temples and to the Three Gorges, expenses fully covered, …

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Polar Bears Appearing In Calgary

Ross Weaver has the inside info on the appearance of Polar Bears in the wild all the way South into the Calgary area. Their arrival occurs usually at the beginning of the year. Ross has the details by way of  this live report: You can get more facts about the Polar Bear phenomenon here.  

Jeff Hertz Good Read – On Political Correctness

Jeffery Hertz raised the question whether political correctness in the press and on campus was stifling vigorous debate.  In rsponse, ye Editor was found dumb on the topic but not the Economist. Here is an excerpt of the winning Economist Open Society essay on the very topic: “Drunk on virtue.” Thus did Lionel Shriver, an American author, damn …

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