Fang Lizhi

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If every one of those good wordsliberty, equality, fraternity, democracy, human rights — has been called "bourgeois", what on earth does that leave for us?

Fang Lizhi (12 February 19366 April 2012) was a Chinese astrophysicist whose liberal ideas inspired the pro-democracy student movement of 1986–87 and the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. He eventually had to move to the USA.

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"Fang Lizhi" in The Economist (2012)[edit]

Quotes of Fang, in his obituary, in The Economist (14 April 2012), p. 98
  • All of us have direct experience of the Supreme.
  • [Marxism-Leninism is] a worn-out dress that should be thrown away.
  • A rising economic power that violates human rights is a threat to peace.

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