Letters to the West

seven years in Tibet-in-Exile (and counting …)

Civil liberties

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“We have met the enemy and he is us.”
— Pogo
“You will become your enemy”
— A paraphrase from several wise people

  • The real price of freedom [The Economist – 20 September 2007]
    “’THEY hate our freedoms.’ So said George Bush in a speech to the American Congress shortly after the attacks on America in September 2001. But how well, at home, have America and the other Western democracies defended those precious freedoms during the ‘war on terror’? … “
  • Is torture ever justified? [The Economist – 20 September 2007]
    “In every war, information is a weapon. In a ‘war against terrorism’, where the adversary wears no uniform and hides among the civilian population, information can matter even more. But does that mean that torture can sometimes be justified to extract information? … “

Written by walker

24 September 2007 at 9:58 pm

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