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Beijing’s Dilemma: Or Why Hong Kong Protests Turned Violent

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W hen normally peaceful protests in Hong Kong turned into a raid on Legislative Council on July 1st – two weeks after Carrie Lam declared suspension of the controversial Extradition…

The Price of Freedom? Another Mass Shooting in the “Land of the Free”

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A nother dramatic day in America. At least 20 people dead, two dozen more wounded in mass-shooting in a Walmart in El Paso. Among other reasons – like ideological lunacy…

The Reason Why Britain Didn’t Democratize Hong Kong

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D ays go by and protests in Hong Kong appear to increase in severity and irrationality, instead of dying down. I have explained here why they are quite senseless and…

Nobody Gives a Damn About Climate

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Y ou would be hard-pressed to find a day when another apocalyptic piece of news about the state of our planet doesn’t hit the headlines. The narrative of impending doom…

Hong Kong’s Suicide

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I have been observing the events in Hong Kong quite silently for a while, expecting them to die down with time. But it seems that the tensions are going to…

Why Singapore is Correct on LGBT Rights

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T his may be my most controversial article yet (at least to some) – but precisely because it may be considered controversial is why I believe it is important to…

Some People Did Something – This Time in Sri Lanka

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O ver 200 people dead (as of this moment), another few hundred injured in eight blasts targeting churches and hotels this Easter morning in Sri Lanka. This adds to the…

Jack Ma is Right About the 996 Work Schedule

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S peaking candidly about work and business can get you in trouble – though it isn’t really a major surprise in the world where so many people get offended about…

The Most Famous Victim of Falsehoods and Manipulation: Steve Jobs

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W hile selfish and egotistical free speech “advocates” are running around lamenting introduction of the laws aimed at combating online misinformation, I thought it would be quite useful to sideline…

New Zealand Tragedy Could Have Been Avoided if the World Had Studied Singapore

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I t’s hardly a secret that I am hugely impressed by the small city-state of Singapore – what I often present in my articles here. But few people realize or…

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