Monday 28 July 2014
Harlan B. Miller, Roanoke Times (VA)

Almost all Americans are, at least in principle, committed to some sort of universal freedom (liberté) and equality (égalité). Of course there is much disagreement about the nature and scope of both freedom (drugs, hate speech, abortion, etc.) and equality (economic or just legal, corporations, minors, etc.). But essentially all of us give at least lip service to liberty and equality.

Consistent libertarians of the Ayn Rand variety may stop there. But the rest of us accept some degree of solidarity or fellowship or brotherhood (fraternité) as part of the package.

Posted Monday 28 July 2014 10:16:29 Publication date: 28 Jul 2014