America Still Seen as Free in an Increasingly Unfree World

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“Running strongly among a pack of hobbled racers is a dubious accomplishment, but it’s worth noting that, in this troubled world, the United States is still regarded as protective of freedom by the citizens of other liberal-ish democracies. True, after years of eroding liberties, accelerated by a pandemic that gave the upper hand to authoritarians everywhere, that’s not as reassuring as we could wish. But it tells us that people everywhere still value the leeway to run their own lives and believe that there remains some truth in America’s moniker as the ‘land of the free.'” (11/08/21)