Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Memo to China: Careful what you wish for

'What will China be like in 30 years, and what desires will beckon to the hearts of the Chinese? Rod Dreher's 'Crunchy Cons', a chatty account of "crunchy conservatives", or neo-traditionalist dropouts from American mass culture, deserves editions in Mandarin and Cantonese. But a generation from now, some hundreds of millions of Chinese will have lived with prosperity long enough to ask whether life holds more in store than shopping. Dreher's book will leave them wondering whether the United States of America is a role model, a horrible example, or a bit of both...' More


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