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The west needs to defend its shared values

People are more than ever creating their own realities

By Declan Ganley  

The first page of the original copy of the US constitution

The foundational document of the United States, in declaring that country’s independence, claims for every man the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These fundamental rights, asserted in the face of oppression and paid for in blood, have been the cornerstone not only of American democracy but of western civilisation for the duration of our lives. The idea that government derives its power…

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