February 17, 2009 4:13PM

Former MI5 Head Criticizes Exploitation of Fear

The BBC reports that Dame Stella Rimington has spoken out against governments’ use of fear to pass legislation that reduces civil liberties. It’s “precisely one of the objects of terrorism — that we live in fear and under a police state,” she says.

Carlos Marighella says so, too, as David Rittgers points out.