Thursday, November 15, 2007

Freedom’s Just Another Word



Four days ago I read a commentary in The New York Times by Frank Rich: The Coup at Home. (You'll have to navigate from the columnist's page to the article.)

I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s harsh. It’s partisan. But what if it’s true ?

”The Bush years have brought an even more effective assault on those institutions from within. While the public has not erupted in riots, the executive branch has subverted the rule of law in often secretive increments. The results amount to a quiet coup, ultimately more insidious than a blatant putsch like General Musharraf’s.”

Don Brown
November 15, 2007

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