“All is flux, nothing stays still.” –Heraclitus (540480 BC). China in 2017 only vaguely resembles the China I described in a 2006 overview for Pittsburgh Quarterly. Few countries have ever changed so much in such a short period. Sit back, because it is time to rethink what you need to know about today’s…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
Like so many others in the Pittsburgh area, my grandparents on both sides emigrated from Poland to the United States in the early part of the 20th century. Think about the journey they made.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Mr. China
To be in China now must be like witnessing the construction of the pyramids. In Beijing, the world’s most powerful totalitarian regime is preparing for next year’s Olympics. Shanghai, a garden of skyscrapers, is getting ready for the 2010 World’s Fair. New highways, airports, power plants, dams and towers are fueled by China’s…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading The observer: Summer ’07
We Pittsburghers have had our share of recent good news/​bad news upon which we can pontificate over summer cocktails — the challenge of population loss vs. the glory of again being the most livable city. We can also prattle on about our region’s CEOs — better they be homebred or global business stars? With…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Westinghouse’s Steve Tritch talks about the company’s latest moves
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