Liberty Increases Security

Found a link to this blog entry in the blog of Bruce Schneier. It’s about research showing that countries with limited liberty are good at producing terrorists, while countries that may be poor but with a tradition of protecting civil liberties are less likely to produce terrorists.

This is worth thinking about, in a time where every government (including the swedish, especially our dear minister of Justice -Thomas Bodström, who is trying very hard to impress his idols in the U.S. government) seems eager to limit the liberty of their citizens in the “war against terrorism”.

Perhaps the billions spent on listening to decent people’s phone calls and bombing empty caves in Afghanistan, would have been better spent in supporting development of societies with lot’s of freedom?

Written on January 18, 2006