Tag Archives: Zilian

“All Slaves …Shall Be Free”

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News on December 31, 2012, as “Emancipation changed the war, and the nation.”) One hundred and fifty years ago today President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect, stating that “all persons held … Continue reading

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Seeds of Chinese Liberalization, Made in America

(This essay abridged was originally published in the Wall Street Journal on October 30, 2012, as “Seeds of Chinese Liberalization, Made in America.”) Right here in our cozy, conservative boarding school, we are unconsciously and with no malicious intent sowing … Continue reading

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Forever Free

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News on September 22, 2012.) One hundred fifty years ago today, President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves in rebel held territory and changing the nature of the Civil … Continue reading

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Rhode Island Joins March to War

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News, May 26, 2012) After the South’s bombardment of Fort Sumter, on April 12, 1861, President Lincoln issued a call to arms on April 15 and established Rhode Island’s quota at … Continue reading

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The American Civil War: Beginning to the Battle of Shiloh

(This essay, entitled “Freedom, Unity Born in Conflict,” was published in the Newport Daily News on April 25, 2012) One hundred and fifty years ago, Americans fought, wounded, and killed each other in astounding numbers. The American Civil War began on April … Continue reading

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The Causes of Peace

The terms war and peace can relate to many dimensions of society. This essay examines very briefly the causes of peace in the international state system: war and peace within states (intrastate conflict) and between states (interstate conflict). Political scientists … Continue reading

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America and China’s Rise

Hello, Cyberworld, I am happy to be up and running with my first blog post. As Rick said in Casablanca: I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I would like to provide my latest essay on the … Continue reading

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