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Geert Lovink on our networked condition
Stefanie Krasnow on our digital realities
Franco “Bifo” Berardi at the moment act of the eu tragedy
Adbusters on Chess vs. Weiqi
Fekku Ragabe!
Peak Humanity
Micah White and Chiara Ricciardone on touchdown a loss of life blow to capitalism
Andy Merrifield at the radical politics of memes

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The conservative Anglicanism of a generation ago has given way to acrid disputes over women priests, homosexual priests, divorce services, and political activism which must have the clergy of my youth spinning in their graves. The lives of divorcees were once made miserable by preventing them from remarrying in church, but now that competition for church members has become intense, the eternal truths that were invoked prove to be negotiable. Flux and dissension must be painful to many who once found the order and sonority of Anglican services comforting, and it is perhaps not surprising that the church has driven away most of its working-class members.

Businessmen who fled China in 1949 carried the element of secrecy with them. They brought it back to the emergent private sector under Deng Xiao-ping in the 1970s. Hence, there is no need to depend on ageless culture as an explanation of Chinese business methods. The phenomenon can be adequately explained in historical and economic terms. The foregoing examples show how perilous is the tightrope that we have to walk and how it continues to sway 31 Parks M. Coble, Chinese Capitalists in Japan’s New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937–1945 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003).

Arthur Waley, who is credited with the best translations of Chinese poetry, declined to go 2 For this and other examples, see Eric L. Jones, “Through the Garbage Can, Darkly,” National Interest, Fall 1996, pp. 100–101. 33 CHAPTER 2 there; he wanted to protect his personal image of the scene. It may be best to stand back from the subject matter, as Waley did. 3 The best ticket is a library ticket, because things may be found in books that are not apparent on the ground, and books offer more ideas than most of us can dream up for ourselves.

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