Table of Contents
|...FOREWORD TO THE AMERICAN EDITION|
|...INTRODUCTION FOR THE CHINESE READER|
PART ONE: THE EIGHT BADS
|01.||...LIVING IN THE PAST|
Red Cultural Revolution and the New Left; "striking the big bell"; Political lag; the backward look.
Fooling infants; the faithless majority; the Watergate affair; schizoid misfeasance in high places; secrecy.
"King Wen is on high";charisma of the president the typical American; the life raft of equality; myth of the Constitution.
Old and new poverty; the blanket of dependency; "the three exponentials" and "the four disproductions"; the Grotesque National Product; ecological guilt.
|05.||...DIVIDING THE SOUL AGAINST ITSELF|
Anomia and the sick society; diseases of authority; political community; the strike of fire fighters; the locals and the cosmopolitans; the job-centered universe; in search of one's head; the wayward press.
|06.||...SETTING ONE ABOVE ANOTHER|
The bureaucratic transformation of America; corporatism; how the rich become socialist; leader worship leads to taxesis; expanding legalism; industrial democracy; the super-rich.
|07.||...SETTING ONE AGAINST ANOTHER|
Intelligence; aggressiveness; violence as an equalizer; party watchdogs; Taoist decisions; the system of American contradictions.
The human failure of the Mandate of Tien; pride goeth before world destruction; megalomania and the Bomb; hyper-imperialism, decline, and collapse.
|09.||...CONCLUSION TO PART ONE:|
A CULTURE OF FORCE
The bads of other lands; a culture by coercion; the American Dream ended.
...PART TWO THE EIGHT GOODS
The open character; the custom of confession; the intelligentsia; micro-property; free enterprise frees.
Participatory democracy; activists and leaders; voluntarism and the independent sector.
A hundred flowers and schools; social solutions; doing all through representation.
What to produce; organization without tears; exponential politics.
|05.||...CARING FOR EVERYONE|
The birth and death of crowds; the social contract and life accounts; true socialism; "the six cares"; the tax system.
Independent judges; the six plagues of injustice"; the rule of law.
The five roles in ta t'ung; how much America can give; who can give what to America; fable of the bridge; the Golden Monkey.
The teacher and the police officer; when Americans act like Mao; the twenty-three principles of a good constitution.
|09.||...CONCLUSION TO PART TWO:|
A CULTURE OF FREEDOM
The eight goods of other lands; how a free culture operates.
BEING HAPPY IN CHINA AND AMERICA
Raising children with less and more; a day well spent; the final contradiction.
WHAT CHINESE SHOULD READ ABOUT AMERICA