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  1. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURAL HISTORY

    Book review: The Yellow Peril by Christopher Frayling

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by David Wilson

    ... The extent of China's global ambition is a hot topic liable to spark anxiety. In his new chronicle which riffs on that emotion, cultural historian Christopher Frayling collates some memorably toxic anti-Chinese rants delivered by a bevy of scaremonge ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... Cities are draped in smog for ever-longer periods and rivers are turning black, red and yellow as waste is dumped in. Meanwhile, algae merrily sprout, writes green business guru Allerd Stikker in his spiritually slanted assessment of China's pollutio ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - FINANCE

    Book review: Saving the Market from Capitalism, by Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... Despite its liquid nature the fiscal system is set in its ways- and it needs to change, say Italian economists Massimo Amato and Luca Fantacci, who address some problems buoyed by liquidity. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... Pity anyone who enters China's penal system for any reason. Even "prisoners of conscience"- Uygurs, Tibetans, Christians and Falun Gong members- are systematically slaughtered inside, according to investigator Ethan Gutmann, whose expose re ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - REVIEW

    Rewire Your Anxious Brain

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 05:11pm by David Wilson

    ... bear to have another panic attack," the authors say. After compiling your list of borderline-paranoid, unfounded thoughts, they suggest you review it to consider the impact that the cortex ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - LEADERSHIP

    Book review: The Power of Noticing, by Max Bazerman

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by David Wilson

    ... In 2001, four years before Hurricane Katrina hit North America's Gulf Coast, science writer Eric Berger foretold the disaster with chilling accuracy. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Carnival China, by Kerry Brown

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by David Wilson

    ... A 2009 public survey by the state-owned magazine Xiaokang revealed that local government officials were less trusted than prostitutes, writes China wonk Kerry Brown. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: Capital: The Eruption of Delhi, by Rana Dasgupta

    Posted May 25th 2014, 03:42pm by David Wilson

    ... Welcome to Delhi, the Indian capital with a population of 16 million. In his third book, Commonwealth prize-winning observer Rana Dasgupta uses the mega-city as a vehicle for examining a key trend: the growth of the global elite. ...

  9. Reputation management can help preserve your modesty

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... will follow,' the site pronounces in keeping with the law of karma. The idea of customer reviews comes from about the only other dotcom in decent financial fettle, Amazon. But Amazon's amateur reviews cannot be relied on because of the danger of rigging. An author's enemies post a flood of scathing reviews, followed by the author's cronies who heartily do the reverse. Website ...

  10. Toni Morrison

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... On one hand the critics cooed, highlighting her insight into black life, the authentic dialogue and beauty of her prose. The New York Times reviewer John Leonard described her writing as 'so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry'. On the other hand, the critics mauled Morrison for lack of objectivity. New York Times Book Review writer Haske Ankel detected ...




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