Vaclav Klaus in the National Post:
"I do not, however, live in the past and do not see the future threats to free society coming from old-fashioned communist ideology. The name of the new danger will undoubtedly be different, but its substance will be very similar. There will be the same attractive, to a great extent pathetic and at first sight quasi-noble idea that transcends the individual in the name of something greater than the self, supplemented by enormous self-confidence on the side of those who stand behind it. Like their predecessors, they will be certain they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their ideas reality. In the past it was in the name of the masses (or of the proletariat), this time it is in the name of the planet."
Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, presented his book, 'Blue Planet in Green Shackles', to the National Press Club in Washington this past Tuesday.
(h/t The Black Kettle )