The resilience of freedom after 9/11

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September 14, 2011
Boston Globe
by Jeff Jacoby  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"Was the 9/11 decade a disaster for individual freedom? Within hours of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the noted libertarian activist John Perry Barlow warned that the night of totalitarianism was about to descend on American liberty. ... Barlow’s voice was only the first in what would eventually be a deafening chorus denouncing the government’s reaction to 9/11 as an assault on fundamental freedoms." [editor's note: In trying to broaden the scope of this debate, Mr. Jacoby may have merely trivialized the very real depredations of the watchdog state; I'm passing the talking-stick now - SAT] (09/14/11)  

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