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September 27, 2013

Inspector O

A Drop of Chinese Blood coverIt's not so easy to balance the curiosity of a child with the cynicism of a policeman, or a secret agent. But Inspector O, of North Korea, manages to look for things where others dare not go. And finds his answers. A deeply satisfying literary figure, O also helps us look into the mirror at ourselves, possibly to be amused at our constant predicaments. Writing under the pseudonym James Church, a former western intelligence officer with decades of experience in Asia has brought out a series of five brilliant novels about the adventures of Inspector O — the latest, A Drop of Chinese Blood (Minotaur/Macmillan, 2012), featuring O's nephew, Major Bing. Great fun. Hopefully there will be many more! Total runtime fifty one minutes. Rīdendō dīcere vērum.

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Interesting discussion. I hadn't heard of Church and look forward to reading his work. As an American who spent ten years in NE Asia I'm curious as to how my perceptions compare to his.

I'd enjoy hearing you speak to Bruce Bartlett about the debt limit & whatnot. If you aren't familiar with him the wikipedia entry is not a bad start. The NYT Economix blog runs a piece by him every week. You can listen to a couple of Doug Henwood interviews of Bartlett by going to Henwood's site.

http://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Radio.html

Thanks for doing the podcasts! I really enjoy them.

[Thanks, Alan! I would be happy to talk with Bruce Bartlett but I haven't been successful in making contact with him. g.]

George, I hope you're having some luck contacting Bartlett. He's published several books so I guess he would have a literary agent.

I'd be surprised if you're not following the NSA/Snowden thing with keen interest. I suggest you interview Jaron Lanier. He's unusual as a Silicon Valley guy who doesn't just check the Ayn Rand box and toss around money.

Here you can find audio of a talk he gave on his latest book.

http://libwww.freelibrary.org/authorevents/podcast.cfm?podcastID=1108

This Edge piece (vid/aud/txt) was also illuminating to me.

http://www.edge.org/conversation/the-local-global-flip

Cheers! I especially like EP because you do not shy from the question of constitutional reform. Which is way scary and way needed.

[I've got Bartlett's email, from a friend of a friend (small world), it's just he hasn't responded to me. That happens sometimes ☺ g.]

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