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Putin, Erdogan and other leaders last year in Istanbul.
Putin, Erdogan and other leaders last year in Istanbul.
João Pereira Coutinho

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SAO PAULO — One of the biggest lies in modern politics is the belief that freedom is a universally-shared passion. It isn't. Freedom implies a burden of responsibility not everyone is willing to bear. In this school of thought, I believe Thomas Hobbes was right: People fear violence, scarcity and death. The majority, therefore, wishes for security, not freedom.

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