A climate of fear: It helps autocracy – but those who disagree should persist past our cowardice
Times of India blogs / by Amulya Gopalakrishnan
A year after the 9/11 attacks, American writer and editor Michael Kinsley made an honest admission. He had stopped himself from writing or publishing some things, regardless of their merit, he said. Ordinary scepticism, any opinion slightly out-of-step, had been silenced in the “patriotic gush and mush” of the times.