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Thanks to David Gerard.

5 Responses to “Assorted Links”

  1. Thomas Seay Says:

    The article on China is wishful thinking on the part of the writer. If draconian dialectics were in play, then there should have been a revolution ( a real one, not the “Cultural Revolution”) during the 1960s when things were MUCH more repressive than they are today. Of course, there is the phenomenon of “rising expectations” that may seal the CPC’s fate.

    Paradoxically, it is the capitalists of the world who don’t really want to see a change in China. They like the cheap labor and absence of independent trade unions.

  2. Seth Roberts Says:

    Thomas, if I were a CCP official, the last people in the world I would want to piss off would be Beijing University students. This is not rocket science. Yet look what they did . . . CCP officials know something important I don’t.

  3. Joseph Moroco Says:

    He who controls the present controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future. 1984

    We shall see if the cp can pull it off. Good luck.

  4. Seth Roberts Says:

    what about “he who clumsily controls the past”?

  5. Joseph Moroco Says:

    Exactly the question. Will the connection between clumsy controlling of the past and Mao’s “power out of the barrel of a gun” be enough to save totalitarian government?

    Not a betting man, but my guess would no, but a lot of dead people in getting there.