Here is a fascinating documentary (a full 75 minutes) by best-selling author Naomi Wolf (The Beauty Myth) who believes that America is becoming a closed society --- & we are willingly going along under the guise of safety.
In her new book, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot, Wolf makes the case that history not only repeats itself, but does so in patterns easily verified if one is willing to honestly examine the evidence. Wolf lays out the case that America is closing itself from liberty & replacing it with a not-so-subtle Fascism/totalitarianism. In order to see where we are headed, she says, we only need to read the history books & then compare them to the current newspaper.
No one thought it could happen in Italy or Germany. And not many admit it is coming here.
Here is an interview with Naomi Wolf in The Guardian.
"The tragedy of our day is the climate of fear in which we live and fear breeds repression. Too often, sinister threats to the Bill of Rights, to freedom of the mind are concealed under the patriotic cloak of anti-Communism. Today, it's the cloak of anti-terrorism." [Adlai] Stevenson also remarked, "It's far easier to fight for principles than to live up to them."
--- Adlai Stevenson as quoted by TV lawyer Alan Shore on Boston Legal in the courtroom scene "Stick It."