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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

How the Tibet movement can backfire on America, discussed

"How the Tibet movement can backfire on America

by Alice Ewing, editor of Chinese American Media Watch

This article has been published in the Oct. 2001 issue of Chinese American Forum, and is posted here by its author. Please visit CAF intro, CAF in the news, as well as the article archive section of CAF for further details on CAF.

One of the best books on Tibet history is 'The Making of Modern Tibet', by A. Tom Grunfeld, professor of history at Empire State College of the State University of New York. [...] Grunfeld stated in the preface of his book: The Tibet movement is 'a campaign based on emotional moralism rather than on historical realities'.

Anytime we fabricate moralism at the expense of realities, we risk catastrophic failure. It is time America takes a better look at some realities of the Tibet situation, and realizes how our popular support for the Tibet movement can end up backfiring on us."

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