Hong Kong

Dictatorship and Responsibility in Hong Kong

Dictatorship and Responsibility in Hong Kong

Thus, the population was shaken up, forced into silence, and left without any possible leaders of resistance. So it was that ‘wisdom’ was instilled, that former ties and friendships were cut off. ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (1985). I Can moral life survive dictatorship? When a government intimidates its subjects;

Peter Baehr
Peter Baehr
History
Liberal Democracies Should Open Their Doors to Hongkongers

Liberal Democracies Should Open Their Doors to Hongkongers

A year ago in March 2019, riots broke out in Hong Kong over concerns that a Beijing-backed piece of legislation would allow Hongkongers to be extradited to mainland China. Fears are that the law would be used to target pro-democracy advocates and anyone critical of the Communist Party of China

Owen Lewis
Owen Lewis
China
NARRATED: Letter From Hong Kong

NARRATED: Letter From Hong Kong

Greg Ellis reads A Letter From Hong Kong, Peter Baehr’s essay about the pro-democracy movement in the former British colony and its impact on his students. It was published in Quillette on 3rd September 2019.

Quillette
Quillette
China
A Letter From Hong Kong

A Letter From Hong Kong

The normal coexists with the brutal. Last Saturday, in Hong Kong, carefree expat children walk by my apartment building, holding party balloons as Puma police helicopters buzz overhead. Less than a mile away people are fired on with tear gas and water cannon spewing blue dye. I imagine that this

Peter Baehr
Peter Baehr
Communism