In a speech, in 1952, US diplomat Adlai Stevenson said, “The tragedy of our day is the climate of fear in which we live, and fear breeds repression. Too often sinister threats to the bill of rights, to freedom of the mind, are concealed under the patriotic cloak, of anti-communism”. Well, today, it is the threat of anti-terrorism.
This is important. Democracy won’t vanish with a bang, but with a whimper: