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Michael Walzer on Freedom and Equality at the Paris Institute of Political Studies

Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, spoke at the Paris Institute of Political Studies on March 15, 2018, in a talk titled "Freedom and Equality: Can the Two Stand Together?" Exploring the crucial link between freedom and equality, he said:

“Freedom is itself a pleasure; it’s a good thing to feel free, to make personal decisions free of external coercion, but in the realm of politics, the value of freedom is collective and enabling. It makes it possible for men and women to join together and claim equal standing. Take political freedom away and equality becomes a lost project.” 

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Date

March 15, 2018
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