For three years Meyer rented a home in the rice-farming community of Wasteland, hometown of his wife's family, and their personal saga mirrors the tremendous change most of rural China is undergoing in the form of a privately held rice company that has built new roads, introduced organic farming, and constructed high-rise apartments into which farmers can move in exchange for their land rights.
"Recommended, uniquely informative and entertaining"
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! President Ronald Reagan's famous exhortation when visiting Berlin in 1987 has long been widely cited as the clarion call that brought the Cold War to an end. The United States won, so this version of history goes, because Ronald Reagan stood firm against the USSR; American resoluteness brought the evil empire to its knees. Michael Meyer, who was there at the time as a Newsweek bureau chief, begs to differ.
"Great book about a great year for democracy."
Pierre Lagun, der steppende Privatdetektiv, ist wieder mal pleite. Lediglich die einzige Pflanze in seinem Zimmer sitzt offenbar noch viel länger...
"Leaked Documents Detail Offshore Accounts" is from the April 4, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael S. Schmidt and Steven Lee Myers and narrated by Caroline Miller.