This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.
With occasional exceptions, Pakistan passes the test that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice laid out in her confirmation hearing last month: “The world should apply what Natan Sharansky calls the `town square test,’” she said. “If a person cannot walk into the middle of the town square and express his or her views without fear of arrest, imprisonment, or physical harm, then that person is living in a fear society, not a free society.” [WSJ, quoted on this blog]
Pakistan would not have really passed the test then. But would the Journal risk getting a stringer to try the Sharansky test now?
Yes, we should rub it in.
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