Monday, October 20, 2014

Chris Patten

Chris Patten, the last British Governor of Hong Kong and a former EU commissioner for external affairs, is Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

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Hong Kong protests umbrella revolution
World Affairs 19

The Way Ahead in Hong Kong

The demonstrators in Hong Kong, young and old, represent the hope for a peaceful and prosperous life in which citizens can enjoy the freedoms and rule of law that they were promised. That is not only … read more

Hong Kong Victoria Harbor
Culture & Society 2

From Beethoven to Beijing

Much of the history of the two centuries since the opera "Fidelio" was first performed have centered on the quest for freedom that Beethoven honored. On the whole, liberty has triumphed, though the… read more

Peace Sign in Bullets
World Affairs 9

Organizing Middle East Peace

Denying reality, US and British neoconservatives apparently believe that recent events justify their view that their war of choice in Iraq would have been a great success had there only been more of… read more

Newsart for The Human Thatcher
World Affairs 3

The Human Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher never required a focus group to tell her what she believed or how to express it, for she regarded ideas as the very core of politics, and she battled for those that she held. She… read more

Newsart for No Exceptions
World Affairs 0

No Exceptions

For years, the West talked up democracy around the world, but, despite the occasional gentle slap on the wrist, we accepted that there was an Arab exception to the desire for freedom and… read more

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