林行止先生: 出類拔萃的作家,報人

“A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” – Arthur Miller

當朋友轉寄林行止先生被授予香港大學名譽社會科學博士學位的消息給我時,我立即想到引用上述Arthur Miller的話。

林行止先生絕對是一個出類拔萃的作家和報人。讓我借用我非常同意維基百科的話,

林行止有「香港第一健筆」的稱號,他在《信報》撰寫的《林行止專欄》與《政經短評》,分析評論香港以至世界政經形勢。林行止善於把艱深複雜的經濟理論,以淺白的文字描述與分析;他寫的文章內容不限於政經,也包括古今中外、各類嗜好、所見所聞。

感謝林先生多年來有見地的見解。我在這裡向林行止先生恭喜賀喜。

以下的引文摘錄自香港大學(著重另加),

Dr Lam founded the Hong Kong Economic Journal in 1973 and the Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly in 1977. For 25 years, he wrote a daily column, ‘Politics and Economics Review’, in which he analysed Hong Kong and international affairs. Dr Lam’s articles are widely acclaimed for being objective, insightful and well-argued. Since 1997, ‘Lam Hang Chi’s Column’ has seen him writing about an even wider range of subjects, including economic theories that interest him, and which he hopes the reading public will find educational and interesting too. His writing has been anthologized into over 100 books in Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Mainland. Dr Lam was awarded an OBE in 1991 and an honorary degree from Lingnan University in 1999.

In recognition of his contributions to the journalism sector in Hong Kong, HKU will confer upon him the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa.

Citation

I believe that Mr Lam Shan Muk will be the first illegal immigrant to be awarded an honorary doctorate by this University! Since his unconventional arrival, Mr Lam has, of course, risen to become one of Hong Kong’s most famous and respected writers and journalists. Of the profession of journalists, Warren Buffet wrote:

`The smarter that journalists are, the better off society is. For, to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves and the better the teacher the better the student body’.

Through his writing Mr Lam Shan Muk has proved himself a remarkably able teacher and Hong Kong society, together with his Mainland and Taiwanese readers, have greatly benefited over many years from his enlightening editorials and articles.

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