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It’s the Monday after a big holiday weekend and it feels like it should be a holiday, but it isn’t.

The news is awful, as it has been for the recent past, and there’s no end in sight to the ugliness. We’re seeing it in Ukraine as Russian bombs and soldiers reign their terror down on people who are no threat to them. And Putin’s style of strong man governing seems to be spreading.

Today, we’ll turn the spotlight on China who’s flexing it’s own authoritarian muscles all over Hong Kong. We here in the US don’t concern ourselves much with what’s happening there. So when I saw there was a new book coming out about that situation, I invited Louisa Lim on the show, and I’m glad I did!

Her book is called Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong, and I think we all learned quite a bit about a part of the world our media doesn’t spend much time or energy on…

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