Lian-Hee Wee read excerpts from Ruth Smythers’s Sex Tips for Husbands & Wives from 1894 and Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century (2017) alongside each other.
Lian-Hee Wee is a phonologist, a poet, and a Guqin maker/player, whose libertarian political views are founded on a sense of empirical rationalism which naïvely believes rights and responsibilities apply to all, including predator-prey relationships. He is unable to distinguish romantic love from friendship that goes beyond biology. He is more readily intoxicated by affection than by alcohol, although there are numerous exceptions where when offered both or either, he flees. [Return to Table of Contents.]