Ian Buruma

Prospect Magazine

  1. National success

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    Successful nation states have been built not on race, but on liberal political institutions and a dominant language or culture. But the EU is not a nation or a state, and is neither democratic nor culturally coherent. We should think twice about abandoning the liberal nation state - the best institution we have
  2. Cantonese cowboys

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    Can Hong Kong show China the way forward towards freedom and prosperity? Ian Buruma talks to people in Hong Kong, and over the border in Shenzhen, about the rule of law, Chinese patriotism and doing business

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