We are serious about a free society when we tolerate what we dislike, not when we cheer those with whom we agree.

This seemingly obvious point is largely foreign to this country’s politics: here, the right to speak and act is important only if we agree with those who are speaking and acting. Which explains why few of us care when a political party is banned from contesting elections...

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