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- China has a 21st-century version of Chairman Mao's Little Red Book. Not surprisingly, it's an app. --
- A look at the limits of complicated, but rational economic models and the need to deal with a more complex, nonrational reality. --
- A terrific multimedia look at Kashgar and China's emerging vision of high-technology authoritarianism. --
- It's hard to persuade people to work together if they don't have an attractive vision of what they are working toward. --
- Another window into the incredible complexity of the human mind and how far we are from understanding it. --