Gan Yang on liberalism

21 years later, and still a text as relevant as ever: Liberalism: For the Aristocrats or for the People?, translated by Reading the China Dream.

“On this point, Tocqueville famously concluded that people in the democratic age would cherish equality far more than they cherish freedom. The kind of “freedom” that Tocqueville insists on here is “positive freedom”, or what Constant called “ancient liberty” (liberty of political participation).”


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