There is no end to the good we can do, to the influence we can have with others. Let us not dwell on the critical or the negative. Let us pray for strength; let us pray for capacity and desire to assist others. Let us radiate the light of the gospel at all times and all places, that the Spirit of the Redeemer may radiate from us.
Resistants were on the right side, Salò Republic's combatants on the wrong one. (. . . ) One cannot equate who was fighting for a right cause of equality and freedom, and who, apart of goodfaith, was on the wrong side. (. . . ) The judgement of the Right [on Fascism] have to be negative, due to freedom limitation. (. . . ) We cannot deny ourselves history, and Fascism was a dictatorship that denied some fundamental freedoms.
The amount of response I get, in both a negative and a positive context, is completely related to the amount of books I sell, I think. It seems to have nothing to do with what I'm writing, but what degree of success I'm perceived to have. It's really weird, especially since I spent so much of my life covering people who are famous. It's interesting to actually have it happen to me on some level.
I try to do as much as I can within myself, with my friends, with my family. Talking to people who are motivated by freedom. I think that sometimes there's something called a negative learning curve where you begin to watch what's happened when the government takes more and more of your life and all of a sudden it's not working so well. I think people may get the idea that they may have bought into some false idols.