Twenty-five years of writing by New York Review contributors on the June 4, 1989 massacre
‘June Fourth’ Seventeen Years Later: How I Kept a Promise
Every year on the evening of June 3, I have come back to Tiananmen to linger for a while. My wife, our son, and I join a few good friends to gather at the base of the Martyrs’ Monument and spend some time in reflection.
February 29, 2024 issue
Tiananmen: Money vs. Ideas
The Chinese government’s use of lethal force against protesters in Tiananmen Square was a choice, and from the regime’s point of view the correct choice. But the massacre, as if having a will of its own, seems to come back to undermine whatever the regime claims as its legitimacy.
March 31, 2014