Final AZ

In The New York Times column by David Brooks entitled "The Ambition Explosion" (November 27, 2014), how does Brooks say China's search for a counterculture is important to its success as a global economic power? Do you think most informed Americans would agree with Brooks that in capitalist societies "spiritual searching is going out in all directions at once with no central melody"? Provide examples from any of your reading, your conversations with other Americans or your experience to support your evaluation of the author's assertion.

"Review: Age of Ambition" by John Pomfret (July 18, 2014) Washington Post

"Book Review: Age of Ambition" by Michael Fathers [Wall Street Journal]

Modern China's Spiritual Crisis: Does it Exist? by Tom Doctoroff (January 22, 2012) Huffington Post

Finals should be e-mailed to me by Friday December 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM PST