Thursday, December 29, 2005

LRC pick
Why we shouldn’t fight anymore
Dmitry Chernikov is on a roll
Here I say that my disagreement is not with the ultimate ends, if the ends be for the entire world to be united within a web of social cooperation and for all countries to embrace a full set of economic and personal individual liberties.
BTW, the real meaning of Liberty Enlightening the World (the Statue of Liberty’s real name)* is nothing to do with immigration (though all who want to work, as virtually all immigrants do, should be welcome without a hassle) nor the neocons’/liberals’ ‘nation-building’ imperial wars of conquest but rather the hope that America, by setting a good example of freedom at home (the meaning of the metaphor of the lady’s torch), would inspire other countries to adopt the best of the English ‘Enlightenment’/classical liberalism for themselves.

*Fun fact: a court has ruled that she stands in New Jersey, not New York.

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