FAST FIVE: Liberty Is Worth The Fight
Either freedom means something, or it does not.
For many people, decades of relative peace have transformed hard-fought Western freedoms into disposable inessentials.
As always, technology's liberating benefits are accompanied by its powers to threaten populations and to suppress information that its directors may abhor.
Radio and television connected the world as never before, but mass communication also rapidly fueled the rise of dictators and the spread of public indoctrination to new heights.
For human freedom to flourish, only the people are capable of keeping government power in check.