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15 YEARS AGO

April 2002

"Immediately after the attacks, President Bush was widely mocked for imploring people to go shopping, to get on with their normal lives, to do anything to show the terrorists that they couldn't destroy our way of life. At times, he seemed to stop just short of telling people to have more sex to enrage Osama bin Laden and company."

NICK GILLESPIE

"Back to Bedrock"

"No cause in the history of mankind has produced more cold-blooded tyrants, more slaughtered Innocents, and more orphans than communism. It surpassed, exponentially, all other systems of production in turning out the dead."

ALAN CHARLES KORS

"Rose-Colored Glasses"

"The ACLU report focuses on Ybor City, Florida, where police began installing surveillance cameras with facial recognition technology last July. Faces caught on camera were compared by a computer to a database of 30,000 wanted criminals, a scheme that resulted in a loud outcry from privacy advocates. One dismayed resident told the local alternative paper The Weekly Planet that 'citizens of [Ybor] are now subjected to a police lineup for the crime of walking down the street.'"

JEREMY LOTT

"Fake IDs"

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25 YEARS AGO

April 1992

"The Global2000 Report to the President... estimated that by the end of this century deforestation and industrial activity could wipe out 15 percent to 20 percent of all the planet's species."

CHARLES OLIVER

"All Creatures Great and Small"

"As the Cold War fades, it is clear that many conflicts, once deemed of vital strategic importance, are now regional wars of little concern to the United States. As Irving Kristol has observed, what difference does it make to America who rules Liberia?"

MARTIN MORSE WOOSTER

"The Third Way"

"Citizens of Singapore, the former British colony on the southern tip of the Malaysian peninsula, have learned to live with laws and ordinances that cover virtually every a spect of their highly supervised lives. Undercover litter police hand out $500 fines for an errantly tossed soda can; failure to flush a public toilet carries a penalty of $250; and jaywalking at one of the city's tightly regulated intersections can land the offender in jail."

MICHAEL KONIK

"Studs"

"The right to construct your own identity... has never included the right to control the speech or thoughts of others--to dictate to them how they should perceive you."

JACOB SULLUM

"Secrets for Sale"

"Which brings us to the fate of the West. It no longer exists. The term has ceased to be meaningful, for...

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