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China is a highly authoritarian state with an extremely poor record on human rights. During the 2000s, it seemed like the country was very slowly and tentatively liberalizing. This is no longer the case. The cumulative weight of the color revolutions and the Arab spring seems to have convinced Beijing, like many other authoritarian regimes, […]
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This administration is absolutely vile. After a court order to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children who were separated from their parents in May and June, the Trump administration has instructed immigration agents to give those parents two options: leave the country with your kids — or leave the country without them, according to a […]
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Apropos of Everything

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On June 18, 2018
Because it’s a day for joyous celebration of the essential goodness of humanity, you should read this (surprisingly) good review essay by Cass Sunstein over at the New York Review of Books. All three authors are keenly aware that their narratives offer important lessons, and these should not be lost on contemporary readers. Turkey, for […]
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A long-time human rights worker, who has written reports for Human Rights Watch, focusing primarily on Africa, takes to the Boston Review to revisit his own sins, mistakes, and regrets, ultimately questioning the role of the human rights worker entirely. On-the-ground humanitarians learned tough lessons in Somalia, Sudan, and central Africa in the 1990s. Relief […]
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