Here is a terrific speech Lew Rockwell recently gave to a Mises Institute gathering. The subject is the loss of freedom here and around the world.

A line that I think is particularly accurate: “The more liberty we lose, the less people are able to imagine how liberty might work.” Exactly. As statist cliches and disinformation spread, it becomes harder for people to escape from the mental prison of assuming that government control is necessary. They get accustomed to thinking that whatever amount of freedom they still have is the right amount, so when we talk about downsizing the state they become frightened of the supposed chaos.