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Independence and Her Cousins

No man is an island.  John Donne, 17th century poe As we approach our annual celebration of our independence from England and of freedom in general, I’d like to briefly consider the value vs. limitations of autonomy, along with its counterparts—dependence and interdependence. U.S. history, especially in the West, is replete with models of “rugged […]

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Declaration of Interdependence

For 235 years our nation has been celebrating its independence from England and its pride of autonomy in general.  Especially in the Western world and in the Western section of the United States, “rugged individualism” has often been heralded as a noble life posture.  I also champion a strong measure of personal autonomy.  However, in […]

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