The Ideal of Freedom

The Freedman (1862–63)

Freedom as the key to happiness

Freedom as a proud tradition

There is a substantial tendency to extrapolate backward from the present. Values that European Enlightenment and other relatively recent developments have made common and widespread cannot really be seen as part of the long-run Western heritage … What we do find … is support for selected components of the comprehensive notion that makes up the contemporary idea of political liberty.”

Examination of necessity




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