October 31, 2020

A Blind Pendulum

Without the anchor of a moral center, politics and culture move in tandem to and fro inexorably like a living pendulum¬†— first migrating to one extreme at a glacial velocity and always alighting on the tempting antipode that evades moderation like a drunken man heading homeward. The victim in these cultural mood swings of political […]

Blind Dissident Chen to Obama, Hillary: Help!!!

Via BBC: Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says he has been unable to meet US officials to discuss his desire to leave the country. The blind activist, in hospital in Beijing, told the BBC he believed Chinese officials were preventing US envoys from visiting him on Thursday. After he escaped house arrest last week, Mr Chen […]