Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign rally in Florida. The Land of the Free, the nation and the people de Tocqueville was once so impressed with, has turned into a monstrosity. Photo: Reuters

Whether in Hong Kong or the US, we are all under threat from the despots spreading hate and fear

Alice Wu says democracy takes hard work, and Alexis de Tocqueville’s 19th-century insights still hold true – the future is grim unless we are prepared to work through our differences and find common cause

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Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign rally in Florida. The Land of the Free, the nation and the people de Tocqueville was once so impressed with, has turned into a monstrosity. Photo: Reuters
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