Illinois politics 101—a game of debits and credits

By Jim Nowlan

In China, politics and government operate on two parallel tracks that merge when politics needs to trump government. In Illinois, we have the vestiges of a similar political-governmental system, which is slowly dying out.
When I taught at Fudan University in Shanghai, there was a president of the university (governmental). Across from his office, literally, was the office of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary     Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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