Terrorists 1, Enlightenment 0
Making a proper Charlie out of our freedoms
World leaders march arm-in-arm in Paris in support of free speech. Meanwhile, back at home, our freedoms are eroded almost daily.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” predicted Ben Franklin, who knew a thing or two about the political mind’s unquenchable thirst for power and control.
In Britain, the government is introducing a law compelling nursery staff and childminders to report toddlers they suspect of being terrorists. No, your eyes didn’t deceive you – and no, we didn’t just make that up.
Is there no end to this madness?
On the first Debriefer of the new year, we look at the state of the Enlightenment, circa 2015.
- Authors, Literary Orgs Respond to ‘Hebdo’ Attack in Paris
- Planned, cold-blooded killings mark French newspaper attack
- Paris shooting: Cartoonists, economist among the dead in terror attack
- Crowds in London Stand with Charlie Hebdo After Horrific Attack
- U.S. determines North Korea behind Sony attack as studio pulls movie
- New York premiere of ‘The Interview’ cancelled
- Steve Carell’s North Korea Movie Dropped: New Regency Ditches Project
- George R. R. Martin on The Interview – Game of Thrones Author Offers to Screen at his Cinema
- ‘The Interview’ streams to YouTube, Google Play, Xbox, Sony site
- Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Will Come to Some Theaters After All
- Possible copyright suit could create a smaller headache for The Interview
- Atlanta’s fire chief fired following controversy over his religious book
- Authors Guild Announces Support for Copyright and Marriage Equality Bill
- Court Filing Ends AG v. HathiTrust Copyright Litigation
- Ventura sues HarperCollins over ‘American Sniper’