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Western commentators have be predicting that one social phenomenon or another would lead to a democratic awakening in China for decades: The collapse of the USSR, economic liberalisation, the growth of the middle class, generational shift, the internet, growing prosperity, falling prosperity, etc.

We must be pretty far down the list if we're now proposing that career scientists will lead a political revolution.






> We must be pretty far down the list if we're now proposing that career scientists will lead a political revolution.

Andrei Sakharov, a scientist and developer of the Soviet H-Bomb, was one of the Soviet Union's most prominent dissidents and human rights activists.




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