One guitar: 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

That one guitar made his whole life change.

Germans tear down the Berlin Wall, November 1989. (Image via
Germans tear down the Berlin Wall, November 1989. (Image via

What does the rock group Foreigner have to do with the fall of the Berlin Wall?  New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

The sound of freedom

The sound of freedom: noisy, challenging, the source of enduring greatness.

Do Americans today understand the deep, life-or-death difference between a society ruled by the sound of silence, and one ruled by the sound of freedom?

The sound of silence

Perhaps we are beginning to recall that difference.  We had better knowledge of it in the period of the Cold War, after World War II, when the examples of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and Maoist China towered over our imagination.   It was truly said of these dreadful regimes that they were ruled by terror and silence.  Indeed, the two go hand in hand; Elie Wiesel said that “silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

German Protestant pastor Martin Niemoller, who spent World War II in concentration camps, spoke of silence in these famous terms: Continue reading “The sound of freedom”