About small-d

So what’s this all about? Well, most fundamentally, it’s about the dignity and integrity of the individual. But that’s probably a somewhat confusing place to start, not to mention a little grandiose. More than anything this is an effort to educate ourselves about the struggles of people around the world for democracy and human rights. Hopefully along the way we’ll enlighten others too and perhaps inspire a little solidarity with those who are fighting desperately for the rights and freedoms many of us take for granted. We seek to report on the efforts of liberal democrats to secure freedom of conscience, expression and political participation against the most ferocious opposition and under the most repressive regimes. We stand for the consent of the governed, the dissent of the contrarian, personal dignity and security, and the rule of law, knowing that in many of the places we will focus on these are quite literally matters of life and death.

So much for the manifesto. As you can see, we’re just getting started so please bear with us as we pull ourselves together. If you have any ideas for stories we should be covering or sources we should be consulting, please let us know. In the meantime, read on. We hope to make this well worth your while.

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