Dissent is the First Step to Freedom

Atop the Jama Masjid, New Delhi © Anthony Fieldman 2013

I awoke from a dream this morning with the title quote in my head. I’ve no idea why; the content of my dreams is almost always gone by the time my transition to wakefulness is complete. But there it stuck. “Dissent is the first step to freedom.”

Clearly this was on my mind.

So I decided to write a piece about what the thought could mean, in spite of the fact that I have no…