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  • In the Way of Political Freedom. Uncommon advocates and adversaries in an undecided struggle

    03/14/2005 5:49:29 AM PST · by Tolik · 3 replies · 614+ views ^ | March 13, 2005 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Those of us who enjoy political freedom often take it for granted, considering it a sort of natural resource that can be simply handed over to those peoples who lack it. But such freedom had to be invented in a particular time and place, and then tended, nurtured, and argued, fought and died for. In order to flourish, political freedom demands certain kinds of values, certain ways of looking at the world and regarding human beings, that have not existed in all times at all places, and so must be borrowed, learned, practiced, and reinforced. For though the desire for...