Let me start by saying that we don’t know a lot about what happened. Of course, I am appalled as everyone else with a moral conscious about the kidnappings. But…

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China

This is Part IV of Hong Kong and the Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment, a response to Ivan Krastev’s Why Did the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ Fail?  Where Krastev is weakest is explaining the origins of…

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The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement

This is Part III Hong Kong and the Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment, a response to Ivan Krastev’s Why Did the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ Fail?  This has an ongoing intellectual journey for me. As…

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China The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement

This is Part II of Hong Kong and the Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment, a response to Ivan Krastev’s Why Did the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ Fail?  Krastev is crashing the ‘idiosyncratic’ party by saying the…

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The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement Uncategorized

This is Part I of Hong Kong and the Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment, a response to Ivan Krastev’s Why Did the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ Fail?  Ivan Krastev wrote an op-ed for the New York…

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Asia China Places Politics The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement

Over the past month, Hong Kong has witnessed two protests targeting Chinese traders that were met with a police using pepper spray inside of malls. Some of the protesters called…

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Umbrella Movement

Writing on the Walls Let me string together two different events. The first was most recent. I live in an upper middle class neighborhood with virtually no vandalism. This week…

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China Places Umbrella Movement