If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.
States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
The people who were honored in the Bible were the false prophets. It was the ones we call the prophets who were jailed and driven into the desert.
A lot of the people who call themselves Left I would regard as proto-fascists.
It's certainly true that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein, and also without the people who supported him through his worst atrocities, and are now telling us about them.
The whole question of recognizing the right of a state to exist was invented solely for Israel. People, on the other hand, have a right to exist. So the people who live on the land - Israelis and Palestinians - have a right to live in security and peace.
If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Going back years, I am absolutely certain that I have taken far more extreme positions on people who deny the Holocaust than you have.. Even to enter into the arena of debate on whether the Nazis carried out such atrocities is already to lose one's humanity.