"If You Do Not Have Free Speech You Are Not Free" Refugees from Communism Horrified at America


"As a community, we face an important choice. We can succumb to extreme left ideology and spend the rest of our lives ghost-chasing and witch-hunting, rewriting history, politicizing science, redefining elements of language, and turning STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education into a farce. Or we can uphold a key principle of democratic society-the free and uncensored exchange of ideas-and continue our core mission, the pursuit of truth, focusing attention on solving real, important problems of humankind".

Regarding the weakness of Western leaders, world chess champion Garry Kasparov said he had recently looked with emotion at the rows of white crosses of American soldiers who fell in Normandy. "Where are the de Gaulles and the Churchills?," he told Le Figaro, "I see a crowd of Chamberlain and Daladier.... I was shocked to see the rush to debunk historical figures judged by our current criteria. The West should be proud of them instead of hating itself".

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