Category: Umbrella Movement

Much has been written about the comments, guidance, and threats from official (and unofficial) government leaders about how teachers and schools should deal with the ‘threat’ of independence activism in…

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Where to begin? Maybe with the end of the night – which was now 7 am – sitting outside McDonalds about a mile from the ongoing riot. Sitting with a…

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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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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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