Freedom

We can respect the right of free speech without having to respect the ideas being uttered. Critical thinking is precisely not a program of neutrality, not tolerance of all opinion, not an endorsement of the idea that anything goes. It is about...

The following text is excerpted from Our Declaration: A Reading of the ­Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2014) by Danielle Allen, UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social...

Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary University of London, discusses the concept of individual freedom, arguing that the usual practice of defining it in negative terms as absence of...