FROM Adi Ignatius
Secret Recordings Tell Real Story behind Tiananmen Square Crackdown It's been almost 20 years since the Chinese government's bloody crackdown on student protests in Tiananmen Square. Now an extraordinary memoir from the Communist Party chief of the day, reveals what was going on behind the scenes. In the words of an editor, the goal was not just "to suppress a rebellion but to settle a power struggle between conservative and liberal factions." Adi Ignatius, editor of the Harvard Business Review, was a correspondent in Beijing during the Tiananmen protest.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?