Across the Pond Scum

freedom       2001-12-11 
To listen to European papers tell it, the jackbooted thugs long predicted by America?s political fringes have finally taken over, Muslims are being rounded up like Japanese in the wake of Pearl Harbor, and anyone who speaks a discouraging word has bought himself a one-way ticket to a gulag in Alaska. Yet the bureaucratic power grabs being made in Washington in the name of terrorism pale in comparison to what?s going on both in Britain and the rest of Europe, often with far less justification than the threat of madmen looking to crash planes into office buildings.