Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma is the author, most recently, of "A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir."

Ian Buruma: Confronting China

If China wishes to lead the world, it will have to offer more than money and intimidation; freedom still matters, and China will be incapable of advancing that cause on a global scale without first starting at home, writes Ian Buruma, a Dutch writer and editor. Instead of using all …

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Ian Buruma: The virus of fear

The panic that often occurs during a health crisis or in the aftermath of a natural disaster can – and has – led to spasms of irrational violence; the lack of truthful public information can lead to conspiracy theories, which become lethal when politicians or the media deliberately stir them up, writes …

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