Naomi Wolf, Project Syndicate | July 10, 2009
History has shown that there are similar scripts utilized by authoritarian regimes to manifest dictatorship. ++ "Invoke a threat...establish a surveillance apparatus...subvert the rule of law." ++ This procedure applied by Iranian and Thai regimes can be defeated. ++ Pro-democracy movements in the US, France and Estonia provide the example. ++ "The counter-script... consists of more mass protests" and an unresting uprising of democratic spokespeople in civil society. ++ The West must openly plead for the protesters' safety.