Thursday, December 21, 2006

In the name of "Freedom"?

This week the first steel columns of the Freedom Tower were erected at ground zero in NYC. While this seems like it should be a moment of American pride and triumph it just feels empty. So the question is this: “Is it embarrassing as well as ironic to call this structure the ‘Freedom’ Tower, when the US government’s response to the attack on 9/11 has resulted in an eroding of freedoms (speech, privacy, habeas corpus etc.) in America?

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