T. A. Frank

Average Zhou

In 1970, Zhou Lianchun, a 15-year-old in Jiangsu Province, China, received a difficult assignment: He was to lead a session of thought work against a group of 11 fellow villagers. The problem wasnt the idea of thought work, a euphemism for the torture of so-called class enemies. Zhou had been doing that since 1966, when… Read more »

Out to Sea

Luckily, we’re also miffed at them. John Kerry singled them out during the 2004 campaign, complaining, “There are enough brass-plate companies down in Georgetown, the Cayman Islands, different places, to make anybody in America sick when they look at their own tax bill.” Tax-sheltering aside, there’s also a Caymanian coziness with companies that later go… Read more »