Digging a Hole All the Way to America
By Colby Buzzell
So if China is now the world capital of rapacious, bloodthirsty capitalism, then that must make Shenzhen, a city of eleven million that didn't exist twenty years ago, the most bloodthirsty city on earth. But not without its charms.
From the Washington Post:
"Buzzell is not a China correspondent. He's not really even a reporter. He's a 31-year-old Californian, a former stoner and skate punk who joined the Army and served as a combat infantryman in Iraq in 2003. He started blogging about his experiences in Iraq. The blog attracted a lot of attention and became the basis of Buzzell's widely praised book, "My War: Killing Time in Iraq." Now, Esquire periodically sends Buzzell out to some interesting part of the world to wander around and report what he sees in a style that could be described as "chatty, with attitude."