Dream of the Dragon

Burying hatchets.

by Justin

There’s a a lot criticism lobbed at journalism today for its brevity, its focus on headlines – really, theĀ general lack of understanding and context in most mass media. It isn’t shocking, and it’s frankly hard to avoid given the nature of phenomena like Twitter reinventing the way people consume information. Ideally there’ll be some backlash against the current deluge of information and there will be popular demand for depth – for the sorts of lessons that only emerge from an appreciation of history.

Roger Cohen over at the NY Times killed it yesterday offering just that. Read the rest of this entry »


by Justin

As it turns out, endlessly fascinating and deep as China may be, I want to write about more varied news stories. There’s neither the time nor the focus for me to juggle multiple blogs, so I’ll have to diversify this beast. It’s a wonderful testament to my attention span that it took less than a week for this transformation to happen. An article I read today by Roger Cohen didn’t leave me much choice but to spread the word and offer the briefest of commenaries.

Anyway, had to happen. It’ll be a more interesting blog at the end of the day.