Monday, December 19, 2011

The Ultimate Argument for Liberty

With the passing of another nuclear-equipped murderous dictator, I again reflected on the fact that all the achievements of human civilization – past and present; intellectual, moral and aesthetic – could be wiped out in the blink of an eye only and solely because of the existence of vast, institutional apparatuses of violence, aggression and coercion. If there is an ultimate argument for liberty, then this is it for me.

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