Understanding Asia should be done in Asia, with Asia, as opposed to taking the vantage point of an outsider looking in.
At first glance, we would think that Succession is about wealth and the power it affords the 0.01%. But the delight in watching Succession comes from the show’s honest portrayal of trauma.
Progress towards equality for gay people in the region appears to be slow. But since the countries’ political, social and cultural environments vary greatly from those in the US, non-US LGBTQ communities naturally achieve somewhat different progress.
The people of Myanmar have been promised democracy many times, but as long as the military remains in the political arena and dictates the trajectory of the transition, they will continue to make a mockery of people’s right to self-determination.
Undeniably, much of this year has had to do with loss…but whatever that is not yet lost is here to make a change – for better or worse.
As shown throughout this ongoing crisis, a little technocracy sometimes goes a long way.