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Quote from James Bryce,

"I have often asked Americans wherein they consider their freedom superior to that of the English, but have never found them able to indicate a single point in which the individual is worse off in England as regards his private civil rights or his general liberty of doing and thinking as he pleases. They generally turn the discussion to social equality, the existence of a monarchy and hereditary titles and so forth – matters which are, of course, quite different from freedom in its proper sense."


James Bryce (more quotes by James Bryce or books by/about James Bryce)

(1838-1922) British academic, jurist, historian and Liberal politician


The American Commonwealth, 1888


Equality, Freedom, Liberty


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