Havel and Jong-il

“Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people and entombs the hope of the race.”

— Charles Bradlaugh, a British rabble-rouser, in 1890.

In memory of the deaths of Vaclav Havel and Kim Jong-il. There is a nice symmetry to the Czech leader taking the dictator out with him. Of course, they’re going to different places.

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