I can relate to the impact of saying what one believes to be true when other people don't want to hear it. That is why I feel alarmed today about the campus-based and society-wide movement toward censorship.
The Chinese people, for the most part, have been unaware of what the government does not let them see. Never before has the government, in its regulation of internet content, cut off access to a website regularly used by so many of its own citizens.
Now that Google has stepped out and taken an aggressive stance against the government of China, arguably the second or third most powerful country in the world, we may be witnessing a new stage in U.S. international relations.