Campaign For Liberty — Is Freedom a Radical Idea? by Sheldon Richman
The answer to the question "Is freedom a radical idea" is: no and yes. Let me explain.
Starting with the "no": Most children grow up learning the libertarian, or nonaggression, ethic. Parents say: "Don't hit, don't take other kids' stuff without asking, and don't break your promises." Nothing radical -- in the sense of out of the mainstream -- there. It neatly translates into: Respect life, liberty, and property, and honor your contracts.
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