Book review

Book review

China and the West: How to arrive at better understanding of each other

Pomfret's balanced account illustrates well the up-and-down cycle – moving from relative warmth to frosty chill, and then back to warmer again – between China and the US.
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The chilling story of the melting north calls for reflection, action

We are in the midst of an epic heat spell, with a warning that extreme heat will be more frequent, intense and prolonged with global warming.
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Tsai's illustrated edition brings to life the wisdom, humor, vivacity of Confucianism

This light-hearted treatment of the legacy of Chinese culture would also bring Westerners into contact with some of the fundamental concepts of Chinese attitudes and outlooks.
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The universe and the meaning of life in the words of a scientist-poet

Like the late Carl Sagan, Loren Eiseley had the great gift of being able to express his thoughts in language that not only made his field of study more accessible to the rest of us
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Cold War's complicated legacy and lessons we forget at our peril

Throughout this remarkable book,the reader 'hovers' in time,watching as key decisions are made and marveling at how many of them were based upon misinformation or misunderstandings
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Ongoing legacy of original sin: pervasive racism in America

For people of color, the result is that they experience an almost constant state of surveillance, even suspicion, from white neighbors, co-workers and law enforcement personnel.
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The US is teetering on the edge, but could be redeemed by virtues

Even our day-to-day language has become more vulgar and insulting which, together with the rise of electronic media, has fostered and enabled these divisions....
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Chinese vision of tianxia: a model for global peace and governance

It follows naturally that when discordance or disharmony occur, the impulse is not to lay blame on others, but to find fault in ourselves.
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Ruled by numbers and measures, we compromise our performance

Trying to force people to conform to pre-established numerical goals tends to stifle innovation and creativity – valuable qualities in most settings. 
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Are we wasting time on schooling that won't prepare us for jobs?

The labor market doesn't pay you for the useless subjects you master; it pays you for the preexisting traits you reveal by mastering them.
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