Freedom yes or freedom no. Freedom maybe? Squish like grape.

Harvard study: “‘In the past, we heard people refer to the strong link between terrorism and poverty, but in fact when you look at the data, it’s not there.’… Instead, Abadie detected a peculiar relationship between the levels of political freedom a nation affords and the severity of terrorism. Though terrorism declined among nations with high levels of political freedom, it was the intermediate nations that seemed most vulnerable. Like those with much political freedom, nations at the other extreme – with tightly controlled autocratic governments – also experienced low levels of terrorism. “