July 26, 2017
In Defense of the First Amendment: Fighting An Enemy in Our Midst
The Russians understand, far better than Americans, that media is a strategic national asset. Disrupt and dominate the flow of information and you disrupt and dominate the governments of other nations. Dana Priest’s New Yorker article is a chilling, must-read reminder of how European nations have reaffirmed their faith in mainstream media as a first necessary counter-measure against Vladimir Putin’s insidious aggression – and of the thin ice we skate when our own leaders reinforce that aggression by ignoring it.