Tag Archives: China/America

Thalidomide II and the Silence of the American Media

A couple of years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Sydney Schanberg, one of America’s most celebrated Vietnam War journalists and a former top editor at the New York Times, explained to me the sad realities of our major newspapers. According to … Continue reading

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“When Half a Million Americans Died and Nobody Noticed”

Such was the provocative title under which Alexander Cockburn ran a recent column discussing my China/America article in The Week, a British-based news magazine which claims a total American print circulation of over 500,000. We’ll see whether anyone notices that column … Continue reading

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The Long Decline of The London Economist

Once, long ago, at the very close of the 1970s, I discovered a most remarkable periodical. Published on newsprint so thin as to almost be translucent, mailed out twice each fortnight tightly folded in a plain brown wrapper, it called … Continue reading

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Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison

Sidebar: Chinese Melamine and American Vioxx: A Comparison by Ron Unz The American Conservative, May 2012 In contrasting China and America, pundits often cite our free and independent media as one of our greatest strengths, together with the tremendous importance … Continue reading

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China’s Rise, America’s Fall

China’s Rise, America’s Fall by Ron Unz Which superpower is more threatened by its “extractive elites”? The American Conservative, May 2012 The rise of China surely ranks among the most important world developments of the last 100 years. With America … Continue reading

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