History was supposed to have ended. Alas, rather than
celebrating the triumph of democratic capitalism, the world appears to
be dividing between generally liberal Western-oriented states and a
gaggle of authoritarian systems united only in their disdain for
individual freedom and dignity.
It is not just democratic politics and free markets which are under
attack. A new study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found
increasing restrictions on religious liberty between 2006 and 2009.
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