China Is Making a World

A video screen in Beijing broadcasts President Xi Jinping’s address at the Communist Party congress, October 25, 2017. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
Whether we like it or not, Beijing presents a real ideological challenge to the American-led global order.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he best movie about newspapers is The Paper, in which Michael Keaton plays an editor at a scrappy tabloid (that is totally not the New York Post) who lays out his editorial vision in a conversation with a snooty editor at a prestigious broadsheet (that is surely not the New York Times), thundering: “I don’t live in the world! I live in New York City!

(Serial expletives deleted serially.)

I always thought that was the right point of view for a newspaper editor, because, at least in ye olden days of print, a newspaper was about a place, usually but not always


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