History repeats itself, not exactly, parrot fashion, but it repeats itself in the sense that the names and places may have changed but the similarity is not purely coincidental.
In the rich world we have become obsessed with security. We were once obsessed with freedom. Or forebears fought to be free and freedom was more important to most of them (perhaps because they could not achieve freedom) than wealth or security. They accepted that freedom requires insecurity to some extent. (more…)