“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both,” said Benjamin Franklin. Nearly a century later, Abraham Lincoln would disagree: “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” That essential conflict remains alive today.
After the fall of communism, the west believed it had won. Despite what we now know to be al-Qaida-inspired attacks in the US, East Africa and the Gulf, many supported Francis Fukuyama’s theory that history had ended. The 2001 attacks on the twin towers suddenly revealed it had not.… Seguir leyendo »