Frozen Garlic in the New York Times

I didn’t post nearly as much on this blog as I expected to last week. This is one of the reasons.

6 Responses to “Frozen Garlic in the New York Times”

  1. anon9999 Says:

    Congrats! Now you are part of the establishment elite! ;P

  2. Peter Gries Says:

    Bravo! Congratulations, Nathan!

  3. Chris Malloy Says:

    This was an excellent and important piece. Bravo.

  4. Rue Says:

    I knew it had to be someone particularly knowledgeable about Taiwan politics to pen an op-ed in the New York Times that wasn’t the usual tripe about “Tsai, renegade province, China split 1949, provoke Beijing, 1992 Consensus,” etc. etc.

  5. Julian Baum Says:

    Nice piece & it’s encouraging that the often politically tone-deaf NYT published it. There are immediate lessons here for Democrats in US if they would listen. Julian

  6. Mr. Wang Says:

    I knew Han was doomed when my very blue parents-in-laws announced a few days before the election that they were voting for Tsai. They are retired civil servants who have voted KMT their whole lives. They hate what the DPP has done to their pensions. Just two years ago I overheard my mother-in-law say, “Tsai is worse than the Communists.”

    They still don’t love Tsai, but Han’s populism turned them off. Populism is what my in-laws had accused the DPP of being for years. This year, in their minds, Tsai was the more rational, sober, and lesser of two evils candidate.

    I suspect they would come back to the KMT in future elections if it runs a more mainstream candidate. But who knows.

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