August 10, 2003 |
On the eve of the Sept. 11 attacks by Al Qaeda, much of the national security elite, especially the neoconservative wing, was focused on the threat perceived from China. The People's Republic is a rising power, dissatisfied with the current international system dominated by the United States. Despite its movement toward a market economy, it continues to be ruled by a Communist Party hostile to most American values.
August 7, 1988
A CANNIBAL IN MANHATTAN by Tama Janowitz (Washington Square Press: $7.95). Suspected of reverting to his old ways, Mgungu Yabba Mgungu, a former cannibal and former husband of socialite Maria Fishburn, wrestles with the jungles of Manhattan. FULL MEASURE: Modern Short Stories on Aging, edited by Dorothy Sennett (Graywolf Press: $10). Authors Joyce Carol Oates, Nadine Gordimer, Saul Bellow, et al, write of the dormant strength and renewal found in the elderly.
April 28, 1996
I save Book Review for Sunday morning dessert, so I read Louis Begley's review of "Hitler's Willing Executioners" (Book Review, March 24) depicting German atrocities after I had read in Opinion the comments of Ross Terrill on a report by Zheng Yi that depicted Chinese atrocities. Both works suggest the existence of traits especially evil in the natures of Germans and Chinese, but when I look further into history, I find more and more groups of people must be included with them until I run out of exceptions.
October 21, 2012 |
BEIJING - She has a resume that would make U.S. political consultants drool: A renowned soprano who's performed for troops serving the motherland, opera fans at Lincoln Center and ordinary Chinese watching annual TV variety galas, she's also a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador in the fight against tuberculosis and HIV. She's volunteered to help earthquake victims and hobnobbed with Bill Gates at an anti-smoking event in Beijing....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998
It is a sad commentary on the state of our foreign policy that the White House and its sycophants in the media proclaim President Clinton's China foray a smashing success based on him surviving two press conferences (June 29). Our leader described the U.S. position on the Tiananmen Square massacre as the United States and China having a "difference of opinion." We have a "difference of opinion" about the morality of reducing a couple of thousand protesters to red splotches on the pavement?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2004 |
The tale of George Washington's painful awakening to the evils of slavery was awarded the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history Saturday night. "An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America" by historian Henry Wiencek traces Washington's transformation from slave-owning planter who bought, sold and whipped his chattel to military general who saw how effectively free black soldiers fought for the Continental Army.