Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Hong Kong”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Remembering the Easter Rising and the Irish War for Independence. Roy Foster …

Posted May 1st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Iraqi army that never was. Kelley Vlahos details how the U.S.-trained …

Posted October 10th, 2014

Don’t Call It a Revolution

Bestowing the “revolution” label is how Western observers express their approval, no matter how inaccurate or counterproductive such labeling may be.

Posted October 8th, 2014

Why We Shouldn’t Call Hong Kong Protests a Revolution

It makes the mistake of feeding the paranoia and alarmism of the regime that the protesters are facing.

Posted October 6th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What’s wrong with Hong Kong. Nicholas Bequelin reviews some of the city’s …

Posted October 3rd, 2014

Why “Speaking Out” About Foreign Protests Is So Often a Mistake

At its worst, it is an exercise in using a foreign political movement to make a point about how important interventionists think the U.S. is to the rest of the world.

Posted October 1st, 2014

Why the U.S. Should Stay Quiet About Hong Kong

There are few governments less likely to respond well to U.S. statements about its internal affairs than the Chinese government.

Posted October 1st, 2014

Another Foreign Protest, Another Pointless Demand That the U.S. “Speak Out”

At best, “speaking out” about Hong Kong protests would be a vain gesture, and at worst it could do real harm to the protesters and their cause.

Posted September 30th, 2014