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To confront the legacy of slavery in the U.S. without openly challenging the racial attitudes that created and shaped the institution is to leave the most important variable out of the equation, writes Annette Gordon-Reed.
Hong Kong’s status as an autonomous region that respected the rule of law and protected human rights helped make the city a capital of international finance, writes Michael C. Davis. This achievement is now at risk.
“What has been Asia’s financial hub may find itself reduced to a twenty-first-century version of the fishing village that Queen Victoria’s subjects found when they sailed into the harbor in 1841.”