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Review of ‘Tiger Head, Snake Tails’ by Jonathan Fenby

This review was originally published by OpenDemocracy. Big-but-piecemeal reform will only exacerbate weaknesses elsewhere in the Chinese system, since everything is connected… Fenby isn’t just right about the biases and simplifications that are commonplace in airport-book ‘polemics’ about China – he is right for the right reasons. In recent years there has been…

Lionel Shriver is right.

‘A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.‘ – Samuel Johnson I’ve not read any of Shriver’s books. I’ve read her articles, seen her interviewed, and sat with delicious discomfort through the film version of ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin.’ Over time I have warmed to her public persona…

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