I just finished reading the book "End of America" by Naomi Wolf. She had an article about it in The Guardian last spring. It describes the ten steps many, many dictators have taken to take down an open society.
Worth a read. It is rather scary, too.
Random thoughts from id. About my life, personal ramblings, singing, roleplaying, volley ball, politics. Life, universe and everything. Finnish and English. Depending on day, the phase of the moon and cosmic radiation.