Excerpts from a statement by Liu Xiaobo, a leading signatory of Charter 08, who was sentenced on 25 December 2009 to 11 years in prison on charges of "inciting subversion of state power."
Excerpts from the inaugural address of Porfirio Lobo, who was sworn in as president of Honduras on January 27.
A portion of the February 14 statement issued by the Sri Lankan Lawyers for Democracy on the government's crackdown on demonstrations protesting the arrest of General Sarath Fonseka, who ran as the oppostion candidate in Sri Lanka's presidential election that was held in January.
Excerpts from the 20 October 2009 inaugural address of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who was reelected as president of Indonesia on 8 July 2009.
Liberalism as a governing order is barely two centuries old. A response to the great alternatives presented by Europe’s political history, it represents a unique synthesis of the ancient and the modern.…