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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Asian Megacities, Free and Unfree

At City Journal: one finds the most striking evidence of how politics shapes the new Asian megalopolises in the differences between Seoul, South Korea’s capital, and China’s leading cities. After all, the Korean and Chinese cultures are similar. Both are founded on the hierarchical Confucian philosophy; both have been influenced by Buddhism. But Seoul is democratic, and the political debates of an open society have profoundly influenced its development. China’s cities, by contrast, reflect the autocratic and corrupt rule of the Communist Party.

The combat codpiece

An excellent idea for a Christmas present.

Fox may add musical soundtrack to NFL games

Apparently they tried this out last week - check out the video at the link.