Well before it
became a political football, China made headlines with tales of economic growth
in the face of a global downturn and reports of poor conditions in its
factories. Eric Jay Dolin’s well-crafted account of chapter one in
Chinese dissident artists get all the press in the West, and Li Kunwu
is not among their ranks. Now a Communist Party arts administrator, he grew up
during the hateful Cultural Revolution of the 1960s...
Why do America's 1% care so little about the country's middle class? Investigative reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele answer this way: Even after reducing American workers to a cheap labor pool, the growing middle classes of Brazil...