Mark Steyn usually has thoroughly amusing yet pointed observations. This one is no exception.
Lee Harris is another one of those wise guys: he runs a thought experiment here past TechCentralStation readers. A quote:
"If a foreign agent is permitted to interfere at will with the internal affairs of a nation, then that nation no longer possesses national sovereignty -- a fact that can be immediately grasped in those cases when the foreign agent is another nation state."
Ralph Kinney Bennet is pessimistic. The opening quote says it all.
"Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. (Seneca)"