I don't usually link to Salon, but when I do, it's to pieces pointing out that Thomas Friedman is the worst pundit not named "Matthew Yglesias."
A very good editorial by Friedman's colleagues and employer, calling for more academic freedom in China.
But judge for yourself.
Link: The Chinese government has intensified its crackdown on the internet, describing online criticism of the ruling Communist party as illegal and airing a televised confession from one of the country’s most popular online commentators. An article in Monday’s edition of the influential party journal “Seeking Truth” described online criticism of the party and government …