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There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa.

I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity of travelling across this country and enduring all the classic situations that go with talking to people.

By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain control of Europe to maintain its empire.

Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.

Since Europe is dependent on imports of energy and most of its raw materials, it can be subdued, if not quite conquered, without all those nuclear weapons the Soviets have aimed at it simply through the shipping routes and raw materials they control.

Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you.

All share complicity in the destruction of that much under-rated phenomenon called liberty.

Here in Canada, in the Western world, we are inside the walls. Outside the walls are the barbarians.

In a free world there is, alas, more common crime than in a dictatorial system.

Only a free West can help the prisoners of today's left- and right-wing dictatorships.

The world today is divided into the free and the enslaved.

They are feeding the world that will devour them and their children.

Totalitarianism is feudalism in the twelfth century sense of the word.

When virtue is at liberty, so to some extent is vice.

It did not occur to us that the Marxists' solution was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted, that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not the ideology of theirs that will cure them.

Of course the barbarians' aim of world domination has not escaped the attention of the Europeans, perhaps because unlike us they are closer to the walls.

Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.

The interests of the Soviet Union are in controlling highly developed countries and having the benefit of their economies so that they can run their own inefficient empire.

The People's Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology and the hard currency of our tourists.

There is sometimes a peculiar confusion in the West that equates progress to whatever is recent or whatever is new, and it is time we understood that progress has nothing to do with the chronology of an idea.