No Comparison -

Some really great stuff in the WSJ's weekend edition special report on the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  While I do like the stories about urban/rural divides and the presence/creation of heroes in a centrally managed culture, my favorite is about the very premise of holding the 2008 Games (I'm also learnign that "________ Games" is a really popular way to title your book about the olympics.)  in such a restrictive regime- that this would be a way to apply a liberalizing pressure to the government on the world stage.  The article- called  No Comparison goes into the parallels between the '88 Seoul Olympics - which