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Be alert but not afraid
Over the past two weeks, I’ve written two articles articles on what I’m calling the ‘Xinjiang situation’ for my newsletter International Intrigue.
The process generally looks a little something like:
As a young whippersnapper, I was captivated by Antarctica. Perhaps because Antarctica is in Australia’s backyard (Melbourne is closer to Antarctica than it is to Darwin!), or perhaps because a mid-90s edition of the Guinness Book of World Records seared into my brain the fact that Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest and coldest place on Earth.
When it comes to Donald Trump, people have strong feelings. In other news, the Pope is Catholic.
But this issue isn’t whether you feel strongly about Donald Trump, it’s about whether we abandon the rules and norms of liberal democracy because we feel strongly about Donald Trump.
I want to expand a little bit on my thinking behind that tweet in longer form, as much for me to clarify my own thoughts as anything else.
Here’s a quick overview of what follows so you can trace the logic of my…
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