Marlowe's Shade

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

"The Case for Democracy"

scaramouche has a good post on Natan Sharansky and his new book.

Sharansky knows all about the fear world. As a Jewish refusenik in Russia, he railed against the Communist regime and was thrown into prison, where he remained for many years. He watched for years as Western democracies propped up the Soviet regimes. Making nicey-nicey with them only seemed to embolden them and solidify their grip on power. It was only when Ronald Reagan had the baytzim to tell Gorvachev to "tear down this wall" that the fundamental cracks in the edifice were exposed, and the system finally imploded.

All her posts are a pleasure to read.
papijoe 3:13 PM