October 12, 2009

MARK STEYN ON THE WITHERING OF FREE SPEECH:

As Canadians have discovered, liberty is lost very quietly and quickly. And trying to get it back is slow and painful – particularly at a time when artists, universities, publishers and others who congratulate themselves incessantly on their truth-telling courage find increasingly pre-emptive self-censorship the better part of valor.

The Europe of 2020 will have considerably less freedom of expression than today. American exceptionalism is going to have to be exceptionally exceptional to hold out against that trend.

My advice? In the words of a famed community organizer, get in their face, and punch back twice as hard.

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