That was a superb piece. I agree that the course the Washington planners tend to chart is, in the long run, a risk to our individual freedom and civil liberties.
The problem with the direction our society is taking is that, like paper-thin slicing of salami, the erosion of individual rights is nearly invisible. The press, the great potential savior of last resort, has been absorbed by the entertainment industry and multinational corporations and therefore is not likely to remain as inquisitive or aggressive as it should be.
The United States, mankind’s great gift to itself, is indeed never far from losing its magic formula. Ours is not a natural form of government. It is an aberration of political history.
Keep the pressure on, Mr. Crosby. And, again, thank you.