The Religious Ransom of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

I’ve watched hundreds of westerns over the years, and 48 years ago even wrote my doctoral dissertation on the politics of the genre from 1948 to 1962. I wasn’t surprised when movie watcher Hannah Long early this year called The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) the...

What Fr. Sirico Saw at Jimmy Lai’s Trial in Hong Kong

.field.field–name-field-audio-type a { display: none; } Acton Audio What Fr. Sirico Saw at Jimmy Lai’s Trial in Hong Kong January 15, 2024 Overview This week, to start the show, Eric is joined by Fr. Robert Sirico, Acton’s co-founder and president emeritus, who...

Jimmy Lai on Trial in Hong Kong

.field.field–name-field-audio-type a { display: none; } Acton Audio Jimmy Lai on Trial in Hong Kong December 18, 2023 Overview This week, Eric is joined first by Mark Clifford, the president of the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong, as they discuss the National...

The Trial of Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai is no ordinary political protester. The 76-year-old Hong Kong entrepreneur and newspaper publisher has sat in solitary confinement in 35-pound handcuffs for more than 1,000 days as he prepares for the trial of his life. On one side are Lai and his defenders....

Free Jimmy Lai [National Review]

Jimmy Lai is a political prisoner in Hong Kong. One of the great businessmen of the East, he is now a symbol of freedom’s struggle against tyranny. His son Sebastien is campaigning worldwide to win his release. I have done a podcast with him, a Q&A, here....

European Union Demands Immediate Release of Jimmy Lai

The European Parliament condemned the persecution of jailed newspaper publisher and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai, calling for his immediate and unconditional release from prison and the repeal of Hong Kong’s national security law (NSL), in a resolution passed on...