Nat Hentoff is very clear about this, as is Justice Clarence Thomas:
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It is useless to consume our energies in mere verbal disputes. I must, however, caution students that definition is not a matter of indifference. Nine-tenths of the embarrassments which surround most philosophical questions arise from the difficulty of getting a firm hold of them. When this is done, the solution is comparatively easy. Until it is done no solution can be rationally hoped for.
On December 22, 1989, Communist President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu was overthrown by Ion Iliescu after days of bloody confrontations. The deposed dictator and his wife fled Bucharest with a helicopter as protesters erupted in cheers.