David Swindle criticizes John Guardiano’s blog post not on substantive grounds really, but because, Swindle argues, John Guardiano is too mean and uppity. But wouldn’t we all be better off if instead we argued about the sum and substance of the issues raised by Guardiano?
Liu Xiaobo lives under the repressive communist Chinese system. Liu Xiaobo is going to jail. His crime? He’s a blogger who dared to call for basic freedoms in China. For that act, Liu has earned himself an 11-year sentence, and unfortunately for Liu, in the Chinese penal system that means hard labor.
Let’s have another communist [...]