“He believes that all people want freedom, understood first and foremost
as the ability to express one's opinions without fear.”
I wonder about this.
Which, given a choice between the two, would man
Freedom of expression or freedom from want
Freedom of expression or security
Freedom or peace.
Freedom or being dominant.
Freedom or salvation.
If “submission”, (the literal translation of “Islam”), is the
path to Paradise, how important then is freedom of expression?
If Sharansky is so right, what about Palestine?
Is Sharansky guilty of the “Noble Savage” delusion?
“The commander-in-chief has been actively promoting the latest work by former Soviet Jewish dissident - and Israeli politician - Natan Sharansky, recommending it as a must-read for those who want to grasp his own world view. . .
In his book, Mr Sharansky echoes many of the president's favourite themes, likening the fight against terrorism to the struggle with Nazism and communism, and describing a world "divided between those who are prepared to confront evil and those who are willing to appease it".
"I am convinced that all peoples desire to be free," Sharansky writes. "I am convinced that freedom anywhere will make the world safer everywhere. And I am convinced that democratic nations, led by the United States, have a critical role to play in expanding freedom around the globe." . .
"The survival of liberty in our land," he said, "increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands."
Some see the book as the inspiration for lines such as these, . . .”
This will play really well in Tehran . . .
[This message has been edited by Huan Yi (01-21-2005 09:09 PM).]