Nobody can fault him for leaving, but like other exiles the Chinese dissident's influence back home is fading.
The financial crisis isn’t just about economics. Since gaining superpower status, we’ve become reckless and arrogant at home and abroad. Americans have lost trust in their government, and for good reason.
Sunday’s elections in Taiwan, which brought the Nationalists to power, will likely lead to better relations with the mainland. Still, that doesn’t mean cross-strait tensions are going away.