“The Home Team” by Peter Hessler in The New Yorker, Sept. 15th

Read Peter Hessler’s Letter from Beijing in this week’s New Yorker, which describes how the Chinese experienced the Olympics. Details include a handbook entitled “What To Do if There’s a Terrorist Attack in a Karaoke Parlor,” ticket-holding television spectators, freebies, a chess game, raincoat reasonings, the girl in the water at The Golden Million, and taking big events in stride.

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