Friday, August 04, 2006


born in New York City in 1940, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern history, was an exchange student at National Taiwan University in the 1960s, and did graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, in Chinese History where he earned a Ph.D (Abd). He has worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in Indochina as a journalist, and traveled widely in China.

He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Granta, Wired, Newsweek, Mother Jones, The China Quarterly, and The New York Review of Books."
The author of fourteen books, nine of them about China, and the contributor to numerous edited volumes, his most recent books are "Virtual Tibet: Searching for Shangrila From the Himalayas To Hollywood," "The China Reader: The Reform Years," and "Mandate of Heaven: The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China's Leaders."

He has also served as a television commentator for several network news programs, has worked both as correspondent and consultant for a number PBS "Frontline" documentaries and has been the correspondent for an Emmy award-winning program on the CBS program "60 minutes."
serves on the boards of Human Rights Watch, the Sundance Documentary Fund jury, and the Social Science Research Council. He is also a member of the Pacific Council, the Council on Foreign Relations and a regular participant in the World Economic Forum at Davos, in Switzerland.

AND, he is:
Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley
Orville Schell thinks citizens are "incapable of making intelligent decisions" (about who to vote for, naturally) because they " don't listen, they don't read or they don't wanna accept the results of scientists, of journalists, of historians, whomever..."

And you wonder why journalists are so far Left they think China is a friendly nation and the a danger to democracy.   Why all of us are dangers to democracy because we are just too stupid to listen to crackpots like Orville Schell.

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