Yesterday, page 1, the New York Times reported on revised history textbooks for high school seniors in China. In: "economics, technology, social customs and globalization." Out: Socialism in general ("one short chapter"). Chinese communism before the 1979 economic revolution ("a sentence"). Mao ("only once—in a chapter on etiquette").
A small thing? Or an incredible indicator of acceptance of change?
You be the judge ...
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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