WorldViews: 4 reasons Hong Kong’s protests failed (and 4 reasons they didn’t)

By Ishaan Tharoor, October 8, 2014

Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrations have petered out. With the exception of a few protest encampments and blockaded streets, life has mostly returned to normal in this bustling Asian metropolis. It's a far cry from the heady days last week when the world's attention fixed on the hundreds of thousands joining in the occupation of the heart of the city center.

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