Timothy Garton Ash

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author, most recently, of Free World.

Liberty in Britain is suffering death by a hundred cuts

February 19, 2009

I still cannot quite believe this is happening to my country. It feels like a bad dream. But it is happening, and we must stop it. Now. For thirty years I have been travelling to unfree places, from East Germany to Burma, and writing about them in the belief that I was coming from one of the freest countries in the world: Britain. I wanted people in those places to enjoy more of what we had. In the last few years, I have woken up – late in the day,... More