"Liberty is not a means to a political end. It is itself the highest political end." -Lord Acton
Student protests (re: May 4th Movement, Cultural Revolution, Tiananmen Square 2x) have traditionally demanded freedom of speech, or at the very least, an end to corruption, so it's interesting that Slate looks to the businesspeople for pressure and reform. It doesn't seem likely that the rich and powerful would want change. Also, capitalism there, at least at its onset, was justified as a stepping stone for socialism- another tenent we tend to forget when applying our American-democracy thought process.
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