Liberalism, Loose or Strict
By Anthony de Jasay
Nineteenth-century utilitarians introduced into liberalism ideas incompatible with its essence, thus giving rise to a contemporary liberalism that discounts the value of liberty. For genuine liberalism to resist the penetration of alien elements, it must affirm vigorously two basic principles: the presumption of freedom, and the rejection of the rules of submission to political authority.
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|Summer 1999||On Treating Like Cases Alike|
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