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Chang-Rae Lee Skewers a Globalized Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

By March 2020, there was no denying that the mysterious virus that had ravaged the city of Wuhan-and placed large parts of China in varying levels of quarantine-had arrived in the United States. Curious to know what we could expect from life under lockdown, The New Yorker's editor David Remnick interviewed Peter Hessler , one of the magazine's contributors who was teaching in Chengdu that year, about how everyone there was adjusting to this new reality. At one point, Hessler remarked how funny it was to see delivery men carrying a 100-inch-screen TV up to his upstairs neighbor's apartment...
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