Freedom House have published their 2010 survey of Freedom. Here is their freedom map. I hope you are lucky enough to live in the Green sector, and value what you have. Additionally, if you live in the green sector, I hope you are not an apologist for the other areas on the map, including North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Laos, etc
In 1980, 36% of the world’s population was free. Now 46% is free.
Foreign Policy has a photo essay of 20 of the least free countries in the World. (Via: David Thompson). Have a look through them, and you can divide them amongst left wing apologists (Cuba) and right wing realists (Saudi).