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Some in China Begin to Confront Its Dark Shadows

November 16, 2012

This article from Foreign Policy reinforces an idea that China’s “state capitalism” is really just the old “national socialism” and that China needs to move quickly to avoid the mistakes of the past.  The article chronicles the stories and insights of former UBS banker He Di.  He Di paints parallels between the days of national [...]

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“Meddling” in Iran

June 17, 2009

Earlier this week, Obama gave a high-profile speech not defending the democracy movement in Iran saying that given our history with Iran, an American President should not meddle with them.  I know that he’s trying to wait and see, not turning Iran into Obama’s version of Hungary in 1956, but in principle he should have shown more [...]

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Tibet: China’s Bane

March 15, 2008

New violence this week in Tibet reminds the world what a repressive place China remains.  China says ten people have died, the Dalai Lama’s people say 30, with hundreds under arrest for protesting 49 years of Chinese repression on the anniversary of China’s brutal crackdown and the political exile of the Dalai Lama.  In this matter I [...]

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