February 10, 2013
Difference Between Western & Eastern Protest
Rex Murphy, National Post
In regimes where power is real and not shy about showing its cold face, speaking truth to it has equally real costs. In those jurisdictions, protests have real content. Courage purchases respect, fortitude underlines the moral and political seriousness of the event. Pussy Riot got a taste of that — 30 years earlier they’d have been dumped in the gulag for good. And the world would probably not have known it.
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