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2017
Appeared in Free Inquiry, vol 37 issue 6

Private Irony and Liberal Hope

Richard Rorty


The social glue holding together the ideal liberal society . . . consists in little more than a consensus that the point of social organization is to let everybody have a chance at self-creation to the best of his or her abilities, and that that goal requires, besides peace and wealth, the standard “bourgeois freedoms.”

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