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Natan Sharansky

Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, is the author (with Ron Dermer) of The Case for Democracy (PublicAffairs) and of Fear No Evil (PublicAffairs), a memoir of his struggle against the KGB and his years as a political prisoner in the Soviet gulag. The present essay is an expansion of his March 13, 2011 op-ed piece in The Washington Post.