Smart Links 28 August 2012
Commentary on the `race card`, Europe`s picking the wrong economist, Saudi Arabia`s problems, the Catholic Church`s sloppy finances, how China looks at America, and the invisible election in Quebec.
It just won`t go away.
Political Wire -- The Race Card
Chris Matthews exploded at RNC Chairman Reince Preibus on Morning Joe and accused the Republican party of playing the race card.
London School of Economics -- John Maynard Keynes … may offer a way out of Eurozone crisis
Let’s begin by imagining that the Eurozone was a single country, like the United States.
Tick, tick, tick …
Financial Times -- Saudi Arabia: in a restless realm
Saudi Arabia’s absolute monarchy watched the demise of its close ally, President Hosni Mubarak, with alarm.
Lost pennies. Thanks to Nick of Victoria.
Economist -- Earthly concerns
The Catholic church is as big as any company in America. Bankruptcy cases have shed some light on its finances and their mismanagement.
Looking at America from across the Pacific.
China Digital Times -- How China Sees America
In a lengthy article in Foreign Policy (reposted by China U.S. Focus), Andrew J. Nathan of Columbia University and Andrew Scobell of RAND, give an in-depth look at the current U.S.-China relationship by examining how Beijing views the world and in particular the U.S.
Globe and Mail -- Attack on envoy’s car a new setback for Sino-Japanese relations amid island dispute
Relations between China and Japan reached their lowest point in years Monday when the Japanese ambassador’s car was attacked by a group of unknown men in Beijing amid an escalating dispute over a string of uninhabited islets.
Toronto Star -- Hébert: Ottawa’s silence over Quebec election a welcome change from past campaigns
The silence that has fallen over Parliament Hill concerning Quebec since the Sept. 4 provincial election was called is both welcome and somewhat misleading.
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