Saturday, January 14, 2006

No Risk to Dissidence in a Democratic Society

My sister sent me this article by Amir Taheri commenting on the movie "Syriana." The money quotes: Evelyn Waugh: "There is no more agreeable position than that of dissident from a stable democratic society." and Taheri's reason why that is: "The reason is simple: In a stable democratic society in which you are protected by law you can lie, cheat, and mislead, all in the name of political dissent, and be rewarded with fame and fortune."

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