I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people.
By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire.
When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice.
Totalitarianism is feudalism in the twelfth century sense of the word.
There is sometimes a peculiar confusion in the West that equates progress to whatever is recent or whatever is new, and it is time we understood that progress has nothing to do with the chronology of an idea.
The world today is divided into the free and the enslaved.
The interests of the Soviet Union are in controlling highly developed countries and having the benefit of their economies so that they can run their own inefficient empire.
Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control.
Only a free West can help the prisoners of today's left- and right-wing dictatorships.
It is not empty rhetoric to talk of the Free World.
The same liberty that protects me also protects members of the Mafia.
There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.
Indeed, we Jews were at the leading edge of communist totalitarianism, one of the most murderous movements of the 20th century.
Power is sexy, not simply in its own right, but because it inspires self-confidence in its owner and a shiver of subservience on the part of those who approach it.
If America was trying to keep the bubonic plague out of its hemisphere, Canadians would import it just to show their independence of American foreign policy.
Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.
The People's Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology and the hard currency of our tourists.
When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling.
In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.
I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning to confront Vancouver's Jack Webster on television because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas.
All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty.
Here in Canada, in the Western world, we are inside the walls. Outside the walls are the barbarians.
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