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Are Nigerians the New Asians?

Recently, the Nigerian newspaper Punch opened an article as follows: “Nigerians … have been rated among certain races who are bound to succeed over others in America, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.” Anyone who reads book reviews or listens to middlebrow talk radio in America is likely to know that this refers to the new offering from Amy “Tiger Mom” Chua and her husband, Jed Rubenfeld.

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THE STATE OF THE LEFT (IN AMERICA)

I live here, so have to dream. Economist and journalist Doug Henwood (who runs a syndicated radio show, “Left Business Observer”) interviewed one of my favorite left intellectuals, Adolph Reed…..