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Purity and Danger in Academia: The Strange Case of Chen Guangcheng at NYU

Susan D. Blum | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Susan D. Blum

After his James Bond-like escape from house arrest with a broken foot in the dark last spring, blind Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng slipped to the U.S. embassy in Beijing -- and special arrangements took him to asylum at NYU Law School. And now Chen is being asked to leave NYU.

An Inconvenient Hero

Katrina Lantos Swett | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
Katrina Lantos Swett

Chen Guangcheng's heroism is profound, his developing circumstances are distressing, and unfortunately for U.S.-China relations, the timing of all of this is undeniably inconvenient. But in the end, America cannot escape our moral responsibility to help this brave "barefoot lawyer."