A Point of Personal Privilege


Several decades ago, Dr. Aardvark and I met, dated, and married at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

I taught a course in introductory political science. On the last day of class, I asked the students to tell me what they had learned. There ensued an extensive discussion in Cantonese, and they selected a spokesperson to respond, stating the group consensus. “Mr. Aardvark,” the spokesman said, “in your course we have learned that in the West there is too much freedom.”

My students’ grandchildren are now manning the barricades.

May the Lord Buddha protect them.