Sony's surrender is more than just a humiliating black eye. It opens a new and insidious chapter in artistic censorship that raises the question of whether any work that lampoons or derides a public figure can now be made in today's industry.
The Soviet Union did not have to fall. If Carter had won a second term and Mondale had succeeded him, the Communist dictatorship might have received the outside help it needed to survive. And we would still be living under the shadow of the Cold War.
Acting a fool has never affected change for the better. Eric Garner is dead, due in part, to excessive liberal regulations. Michael Brown is dead because he beat down a cop, attempted to take his gun and then charged the officer.