Category Archives: China and America

Trump in Chinatown

The title of Roman Polanski’s 1974 film Chinatown was a bit of shorthand. That movie wasn’t about Los Angeles’ Chinatown at all. It was about the California water wars in the early years of the last century. Somehow, no one … Continue reading

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The End of Trust

There are jokes about all nationalities of course, and ways people think of each of them – fodder for cartoons and shows like The Sopranos. No one much picks on the Finns or the Czechs – not much to work … Continue reading

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