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Daily Archives: May 5th, 2012

The Metamorphosis of Emily Post

    AT Tradition in Action, Marian Horvat examines the life and influence of Emily Post, the famous etiquette writer.  Mrs. Post, she says, went through a gradual transformation over the course of her life and ultimately embraced many of the abuses she once condemned. Ms. Horvat writes: Emily Post’s central commandment was to always put others at […]

Childless Shanghai

  JESSE POWELL writes: Here’s a shocking statistic from the Economist magazine. From the article, “China’s Achille’s Heel“:  “Over the past 30 years, China’s total fertility rate—the number of children a woman can expect to have during her lifetime—has fallen from 2.6, well above the rate needed to hold a population steady, to 1.56, well below that […]