CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1989 |
The ascension of Shanghai's Jiang Zemin to the hot seat of Chinese politics represents a victory for advocates of the theory of "neo-authoritarianism." Writing in various journals last winter, these theorists argued for the application to China of what they saw was the key to successful economic development in East Asia's "Four Dragons"--Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. In their view, the secret was a strong leader aided by dedicated advisers who could overcome all obstacles to push the economy forward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1990
Neo-Prussianism should be spotlighted as much as neo-Nazism ("East Germans Warned of Neo-Nazism," Part A, Dec. 28). Already East Germans are demanding return of parts of former Prussia now in Poland. Union with the European Community at Strasbourg is the road to the future. Reunion of the Germanys through the Brandenburg Gate is the road back to a bloodstained past. RICHARD CASTELAR SIMONSON Washington, D.C.
May 12, 1985
I offer "Yumneys" as the latest catchword of the '80s (young, upwardly mobile, neo-expressionists). P. TIERNEY Torrance
May 5, 1985
I very much enjoyed Elizabeth Venant's article spotlighting the four Neo-Expressionism artists ("Rebel Expressions," April 28). Too bad she didn't recognize one female artist as "brash" enough, "neo" enough, or "hot" enough to garner a mention. MARLEE HARRELL DAILEY Reseda
July 28, 1991
I object to the term Neo-Neanderthalism. It is used to describe the apparent trend among men with low income, low self-esteem and imperfect bodies to assert their brutish dominance over women. First, there is nothing "neo" about it, just as there is nothing new about any form of bigotry. Second, "Neanderthalism," although it implies stupidity, also implies strength. I suggest we use a more honest, descriptive term like "Hostile Wimps." CAROL LAY Los Angeles
October 16, 1994
The "neo-Darwinian" theory of genetically programmed human selfishness, ably summarized in Sara Lippincott's Sept. 4 review of "The Moral Animal," is hardly Darwinian at all. In "The Descent of Man" Darwin speculated: "When two tribes of primeval man, living in the same country, came into competition, if (other circumstances being equal) the one tribe included a great number of courageous, sympathetic, and faithful members, who were always ready to warn each other of danger, to aid and defend each other, this tribe would succeed better and conquer the other."