Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flat Daddy

As the picture from the previous post suggests, we are back in Shanghai, the home town of guo tie, the Bund, Yu Yuan, and, of course, Glenn Mott. Thanks to the graciousness of Professor Qiu, I had the opportunity the other day to speak to students at Tongji University about the Internet and political participation in the United States.

As usual, the questions the students asked were excellent, ranging from the possibility of holding elections online to the circumstances under which public officials ought to limit the information they provide to citizens about government activities. And, as usual, there was a nice sign put together by the university advertising my talk. This one, though, seemed to remind us of one of our favorite children's books. Luckily, Z had the presence of mind to run down to the street and grab a pump from the bicycle shifu on the corner...



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