Posts Tagged ‘Wilhelm von Humboldt’

  • 4th of July and the Nature of Independence

    4th of July and the Nature of Independence

    July 3rd, 2014 | Fourth of July | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Independence is autonomy. It is the freedom to govern yourself and to rely upon your own independent judgment. Independence is the freedom to express your own individuality. But what, finally, is freedom? Freedom, in its most fundamental form, has only one meaning: it is the omission of force. Freedom is the absence of compulsion. It […]

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  • What Is Independence?

    What Is Independence?

    July 4th, 2012 | Fourth of July | journalpulp | 6 Comments

    Independence is autonomy. It’s the freedom to govern yourself and to rely upon your own independent judgment. Independence is freedom. But what, finally, is freedom? In its fundamental form, freedom really has only one meaning: it is the omission of force. Freedom is the absence of compulsion. It simply means that you are left alone. […]

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