Like Paper in Fire


Politics designed to fit on a bumper sticker may not be effective in the real world.

I kept thinking that as I read Wesley Yang‘s 2011 piece in New York Magazine, “Paper Tigers: What happens to all the Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends?”  I came across it in an anthology (yet to be reviewed in this space) and feel compelled to take the unusual step of addressing it on its own.

Yang is struggling with duality. He’s a red-blooded American writer who just happens to look in the mirror and see an Continue reading