Zhang Zhan, Vaclav Havel, and ‘picking quarrels’

This week, the Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years in prison after having been detained in May on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Zhang’s crime: being one of the ....

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President Reagan on why freedom is key to maximizing human potential and prosperity

Bullish economic forecasts for 2021 all tend to have one thing in common: an expectation that Washington will pony up another big stimulus. (Vaccine optimism is pretty universal among bulls and bears.) And it now ....

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A powerful conversation on standing against tyranny

Periods of expansive tyranny have a tendency to bring out the worst elements of societies, but also the best: heroic personages whose struggle against authoritarianism nourishes the fight for freedom around the world, and for ....

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A successful vaccine doesn’t mean we should fall in love with industrial policy

A modest prediction: In post-pandemic America, populists and progressives will point to Operation Warp Speed’s role in COVID-19 vaccine development as a powerful example of effective industrial policy. And almost certainly to argue for more ....

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