228 Incident, Chiang Kai-shek and the past, the present, and the future of Taiwan

As Taiwan marks the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident and changes to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall are coming how important (and maybe also divisive?) is for the country to discuss the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek? Read few comments.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. Credit: Andrej Matisak

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Trump’s speech and divided America

Could you please shortly assess President Donald Trump’s Inaugural Speech, what do you think this speech could mean, if anything, for Trump’s Presidency also in the context of the theme of divided America? We have seen protests, today a huge Women’s March takes place in DC.

Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Credit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/

Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. Credit: https://www.whitehouse.gov/

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Melania? Ivanka? Trump’s White House as a “family business”?

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Why do we follow the story of Brangelina?

With Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorcing another Hollywood fairy-tale is coming to its end. Our societies are somehow obsessed by celebrities so how is it perceived by American public, how important is this news for America, and why? Read few comments.

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A historic moment: Hillary Clinton to accept presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton (photo credit hillaryclinton.com) will accept the presidential nomination and no female politician before her was so close to winning the White House. How important is this moment in regard to political representation of women and maybe also more broadly how important is this moment for American society? Read few comments.

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How to react on Nice attack?

Though with relatively simple means the attacker in Nice was able to kill dozens of people. It seems that basically we live in times in which another terrorist attack is not the question of if but when. Do you also see that way and how would you say society, politicians should react on this? Read few comments.

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RIP Muhammad Ali: What is a legacy of The Greatest?

Muhammad Ali, ( January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016). If you would assess his impact on American society and politics what was his role? And what is his legacy, and why? Read few comments.

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