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Why I left Hong Kong

It was in the early 1970s, on the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival, when my father, without telling his family and friends, fled his birthplace in China by sneaking onto an overnight cargo train transporting crates of pears to the…

The narrow path to freedom

Philosophy is dead; long live philosophy! In the past few centuries, many a Cassandra touted the demise of this elusive method of understanding and addressing general and particular problems. But philosophy is still here. As we celebrate…

The little boat that could

It is a rare thing that Israel is forced to admit that it has broken the law and has to pay for it.We and, of course, the Palestinians well know that the so-called “international community” has, since Israel’s engineered inception, allowed…

Havana Syndrome: an act of war or just an act?

Once upon a time in Havana, Cuba, a strange thing happened.United States diplomats and CIA emissaries to the country began reporting the sudden onset of debilitating symptoms, ranging from headaches and hearing loss to vertigo and nausea.…