The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
At the universities I visit, the exclusivity of Christ is challenged in every open forum - "How can you possibly talk about one God or one way when there are so many good options?"
Los Angeles is just a more open place. The way L.A. functions is that people give you a forum. They say, Show us what you can do.
Television has given Pakistan a truly open national forum for the first time in its history. Ideas are debated, leaders are assessed and criticised, and a nation of 170 million people is finally discovering, together, what it thinks.
You see, before I became prime minister, the Australian prime minister only attended ever two meetings in the world: the British Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the South Pacific Forum.
Open the pod bay doors, Hal.
Arthur C. Clarke