Crazies of the Left and Right Threaten Freedom

A long-time tactic of extremists and terrorists is to put mainstream "moderates" in a constant state of reaction, to essentially eliminate the middle by forcing people to choose between left-wing anarchists (or socialists and communists) engaging in violence to challenge what they perceive as an anti-democratic regime and right-wing fascists engaging in violence to defend... Continue Reading →

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Freedoms Depend On Public Opinion

“The point is that the relative freedom which we enjoy depends on public opinion,” George Orwell wrote in “Freedom of the Park.” “The law is no protection. Governments make laws, but whether they are carried out, and how the police behave, depends on the general temper in the country. If large numbers of people are... Continue Reading →

US Is Less Free in 2016

The United States, in 2016, is one of 86 free countries in the world. Some 59 countries are partly free, according to Freedom House, and 50 are not free. However, the US "received a downward trend arrow because of the cumulative impact of flaws in the electoral system, a disturbing increase in the role of... Continue Reading →

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