A Taste Of Liberation

Overwhelming joy went through the Western world as it witnessed the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The great Wall had long stood as the symbol of separation between the material abundance of the West and the economic scarcity of the East. It represented the dividing line between …

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Mao, In A Post-Imperial Light

After its empire had collapsed, chaos reigned in China. The Republic of China, founded in Nanjing in 1912 under Sun Yatsen, struggled to assert its authority. Warlords built their own fiefdoms, as central rule waned. In the big cities, revolutionary sentiment was stoked by intense anger at how foreigners had …

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