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Gandhi Before India, Ram Guha

Time Magazine has called Ram Guha ‘Indian democracy’s preeminent chronicler’ and there is truth in the statement. While there are many social commentators, Ram Guha presents modern history in a manner that is not boring, erudite or archaic. 309 more words

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Freedom and Justice for Flanders

Daarom gedenk.
Den heiligen wenk.
Van al wat u omringt. Blijf trouw aan uw verleden!
Blijf steeds uw Vlaamschen oorsprong waard!
Wees Vlaamsch van hert en Vlaamsch van aard! 652 more words

Gandhi is here! In London!

On the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, October 2nd, a look at his visit to London in 1931 to attend the Second Round Table Conference, aided by archival footage recently thrown open to the public by the British Pathe Archive, and newspaper clippings from the National Library of Australia, and a look at the art it spawned. 929 more words

Mahatma in heart

Today, is considered to be the most peaceful day of the year! And I write this in respect to ‘The Father’ whom I along with many friends ridiculed several times since childhood. 334 more words

Commentary: The Hong Kong pro-democracy movement compared to other nonviolent freedom struggles, part 2

In my last piece, I compared the Hong Kong democracy movement to other nonviolent freedom struggles, focusing on three ultimately successful ones, the Indian independence struggle, the US civil rights movement, and the eastern European fight against Communist dictatorship. 1,629 more words


17 tweets in response to Liu Xiaoming’s attack on Chris Patten for ‘rankest hypocrisy’

Liu Xiaoming’s attack in the Telegraph.

Hong Kong has not, as Lord Patten appears to believe, been bequeathed democracy by Britain. For more than a century and a half, Britain had total responsibility for the territory – and did nothing to encourage or produce democracy.

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