Now that the truths that were foundational to the American republic–that there is a Creator who is the basis for human equality and rights that transcend the state–are no longer self-evident, we are starting to see a rethinking of everything America used to stand for. For example, Princeton professor Philip Pettit, in a book entitled Just Freedom, argues that we need to do away with the “libertarian” notion of individual freedom. Instead, we should pursue “democratic freedom,” based on the liberty of groups not to be dominated by another group.
Liberal think-tanker Danielle Allen explains, after the jump. [Read more...]