August 11, 2011

David Cameron, Meet Hu Jintao

James Fallows, writing for The Atlantic:

"Did David Cameron not read a single foreign news story this past year? Did he have no idea what camp he was placing himself in, with his call to block social media as a way of controlling violence?"

The heinous London riots were bad enough. Why do democratic government leaders always seem to make things worse (post-9/11 America, anyone?) by over-reacting with calls to curtail civil liberties?

This was true when he first wrote it. It's still true today.