Pressing the case

I find the Boston Globe to be somewhat more critical of China than its sister newspaper, the Gray Old Lady. This editorial, for example, sounds the alarm over the consequences of China’s growing nationalism. (I first read it in the International Herald Tribune.)

The Duke University incident is troubling indeed. But the money quote reaches for something altogether larger: “the nationalistic vehemence that has come into view this spring among China’s best and brightest is a troubling phenomenon. It suggests that nationalism has replaced Maoism or Marxism as the legitimating credo of China rulers…”

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