Anya Kamenetz is NPR's lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning.
Kamenetz is the author of several books about the future of education. Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006), dealt with youth economics and politics; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education (Chelsea Green, 2010), investigated innovations to address the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. Her forthcoming book, The Test (PublicAffairs, 2015), is about the past, present and future of testing in American schools.
China has had a curious, not-so-obvious, influence on the world, in the last century. Notably, there was Mao's Cultural Revolution, which in 1968 gave inspiration to massive youth movements around the world, notably in France, US, Czechoslovakia, Latin America, etc. Along with new recreative drugs, VietNam's Tet Offensive - and much better contraceptives.
Today, there is another wave of influence that is also bearing its weight in the world, rarely mentioned by renowned pundits: The fact that China, the most successful economy and the one whose weight is becoming dominant, by the day, is in economy led by a non-democratic state. As are VietNam and Cuba.
And its influence, wide ranging as it is, also has the practical effect that the notion of democratic state becomes less of a universal ideal, shared and enshrined by everyone. Just take a look at Russia, Turkey, Israel, the , Poland, Venezuela, etc,etc.
A beat-em-up sort of game, built in 2D Fighter Maker with straight shota action (as in girls having fun with young boys) from artist Zinger/Excess M. Most of the girls in the protag's home town are being mind-controlled into trying to seduce him, and in each level you control him with the arrow keys to fight them off, either by shoving them, timing counters right before one grabs you, or picking up dropped items to use a water gun or special weapon. The bosses can get a little tricky because you can't just shove or counterattack them.