The Shadow
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The Shadow

Against the Machine

Photo by Mike Hindle on Unsplash

One of the intellectually enjoyable questions of the free society is how it must mediate the competing demands of order and liberty. The democratic state has long made these complicated trade-offs between freedom and security that end up shaping culture, psychology, and generations of political thought.

To entertain this age-old inquiry we must ask what the goal of this delicate balance is. What do we hope to expect? What is an…

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