I listen to a couple of different podcasts by the The Economist magazine, including one called This Week in the Economist, which gives a preview of some of the upcoming issue’s content. A couple of week’s back, they included a powerful editorial describing the policy changes that have occurred in the Western democracies after 9/11, and the missteps therein. It’s well worth a read: Civil liberties under threat — The real price of freedom. Give it a read, and then give it some thought. They are dead on in my opinion.