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Compassion Without Charity, Freedom Without Liberty: The Political Fantasies of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
By Max Hocutt
This article appeared in the Fall 2003 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose influence on leftist radicalism is hard to overestimate, believed that equality is essential to both compassion and liberty. His notion of compassion, however, was an insubstantial shadow of the real thing, for which he wished to substitute state coercion wrongly called freedom.



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