Tag Archives: Inalienable Rights

Playing Fair

Americans are fair and open and generous. That’s what we tell ourselves, but when we declared our independence more than two hundred years ago we probably shouldn’t have started by declaring that all men are born equal, because that’s just … Continue reading

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Civilization and Its Discontented

There were contradictions from the start. We all want to be free, but we also want to live in a safe and somewhat orderly society. Those two don’t mix easily. After all, we started out declaring our independence from a … Continue reading

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Dragged Kicking and Screaming Back to the Basics

Maybe it’s a conceptual problem, or maybe just a matter of not paying attention in history class. But a few of us seem to remember things that others don’t, like what was happening back in the eighteenth century. There was … Continue reading

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