“But when the state is elevating someone into its pantheon, and the public is being indoctrinated at every turn — every network, every journalist, every politician — to believe that a servant of the empire was an exemplary human being, justice and decency demand that dissident voices be heard.” Reader breaks with me because I was unkind to McCain

But when the state is elevating someone into its pantheon, and the public is being indoctrinated at every turn — every network, every journalist, every

“Imagine if you’re a soi-disant moderate Muslim, genuinely so. You came to Canada because Yemen’s a dump, and you don’t want to waste your life there. And your daughter loves it, and wants to be Canadian, and be just like the other girls in her street. And then she goes to Valley Park Middle School:” How Unclean Was My Valley :: SteynOnline

Imagine if you’re a soi-disant moderate Muslim, genuinely so. You came to Canada because Yemen’s a dump, and you don’t want to waste your life

Which is to say it has no interest in protecting free speech: “It’s hard to see much enthusiasm for freedom in the staff of a “civil liberties” organization that prefers to protect only speech with which its leaders agree, and which argues that advocating for and exercising liberty “inevitably” provokes the government to slap us with intrusive policies.” Liberty Makes Us Unfree, Says the ACLU – Reason.com

Which may well be the point. It’s hard to see much enthusiasm for freedom in the staff of a “civil liberties” organization that prefers to

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