Author of Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century (@StrangeRebels) / Working for @LegatumInst, writing for @ForeignPolicy.
Ex-Newsweek, Ex-U.S. News and World Report.
Past Beats: Moscow, Tokyo, Baghdad, Berlin.
President Trump rallied his supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last week. During the event, he made a comment that hasn’t really come in for as much attention as it deserves:“So somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?’ … I said, ‘Because that’s the kind of thinking we want … because they’re representing the country. They don’t want the money.
One of the most interesting things I’ve read about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong touches on an aspect that has received relatively little attention so far. An article in the Wall Street Journal looks at the religious background of some of the movement’s main organizers. It turns out that many of the key people are Christians. Joshua Wong, the 17-year-old leader of the activist group that has played a key role in launching and organizing the demonstrations, is an evangelical Protestant.
In April 1994, as Hutu extremists launched the campaign of mass killing that would come to be known as the Rwandan genocide, 10-year-old Rebecca Umwali took refuge with her parents and siblings in their local Catholic church. Government officials were encouraging members of the Tutsi minority, like Rebecca’s family, to seek safety in churches, traditionally regarded as places of refuge. This time that promise turned out to be a cruel hoax. Once the church was full, an ethnic Hutu militia attacked.
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