Thursday January 23, 2020

Apple: Ruling is a high-stakes game for all concerned

Forget knee-jerk patriotism, we need to play the national interest game – with thought

4th September, 2016

Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. These fine words should be the first thing that comes to mind when we listen to anyone saying anything about the Apple case. And they should be our first thought when we feel moved to speak out about the Apple case. They are a check, a balance, a speed-bump.

There is a big difference between patriotism and the national interest. One stirs us to acts of self-sacrifice...

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