What Freedom is Worth
Seventeen years ago today, the Chinese government brutally quashed its people's hopes for freedom at Tiananmen Square (video here). I was just graduating from college, and recall how appalled I and my classmates were at the treatment of our Chinese counterparts. It was the first, last and only time that I've ever worn one of the trendy little ribbons that signify "solidarity" with some cause -- ours were white.
Today is likewise the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.
Both events are sobering reminders of the costs of freedom.