Posts tagged "kim jong il"

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Church and the Russian University. Fundamentalism as a result of secularization, not an expression of tradition. "Shifting Politics in the World's Newest Nation." "How Ethiopia's Adoption Industry Dupes Families and Bullies Activists." Thanks to a lingering hatred for Communism... The most significant Chinese political event of 2011. Getting arms around the cult of Kim Jong...

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Where it's due:  A giant cheer to our fellow traveler Meera Subramanian (Killing the Buddha) for having her "India's Vanishing Vultures" (VQR, Spring 2011) named as one of the best long form articles of the year. Hitch Heaven: Ross Douthat, the super smarmy New York Times op-ed columnist known for giving women and...

Touring 1984

06 October 2005 Todd Smilovitz: It’s nice that North Korea is allowing a Buddhist temple to be restored, butLos Angeles Times reporter Barbara Demick plays right into Kim Jong Il’s hands in her story on it. As pointed out in Rogue Regime, the recent book on the hermit kingdom, such token gestures only mask the fact that “The Dear...