Upbeat Cynicism

what do you mean i lost my mind?

Hmmm.

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Most of the expats I encounter in Shanghai are varying degrees of leftist. (Keep in mind a fair chunk of the expat population here is European, with German and French predominating.)

Garden Books, on Chang Le Road, caters exclusively to expats and English-speaking professionals. A few weeks ago, they got two copies of The Fountainhead, the American mass market paperback edition. After four days, one copy was gone. In less than a two weeks, both were gone.

And no, I didn’t get either one.

(Since I first wrote this in my notebook in March, they have restocked. They got about eight more copies, and are down to three — one of which has been heavily thumbed by your humble blogger.)

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Written by [IMH]

16 May 2006 at 2:10 pm

Posted in Life in China

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