As we countdown toward the twentieth anniversary of June 4, it should be a frenetic week for China-watching (though probably not in China itself). Blogs -- one of the central outlets for reformers and dissidents -- have been shut down. And the latest: Chinese authorities have disbarred about 18 lawyers working on human rights cases.

Also: Zhao Ziyang's fascinating "alternate, if-the-students-had-won history of China"