Alex Massie

Asking More from Your Friends

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There's a good deal in David Hare's speech to the Index on Censorship awards* with which I would disagree, but not this bit:

"The principal lesson of the new century is the following: that you must condemn censorship, intimidation, bullying, coercion, torture, encroachment on human rights and illegality in your friends with exactly the same rigour you bring to its condemnation in your enemies."

especially

*See also Brother Bright's report from the award ceremony.

UPDATE: You might also watch Shepherd Smith's excellent outburst on Fox News. He's right.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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