"This right to life, this right to liberty, and this right to pursue one’s happiness is unabashedly individualistic, without in the slightest denying at the same time our thoroughly social nature.   It’s only that our social relations, while vital to us all, must be chosen -­ that is what makes the crucial difference."
by:
Tibor R. Machan
Professor, author, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
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Collectivist Thinking Is Rife in the USA, March 01, 2004
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