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In this week’s feature article Chris Hattingh explores Richard Ebeling’s argument for the adherence to classical liberal principles. Hattingh draws the distinction between classical liberalism and collectivist philosophies. The arguments against classical liberalism are many, and Ebeling takes his stand against these from a principled vantage point. The importance of clarity and understanding is underscored.

FEATURE article  

How we can restore the foundations of liberty – CHRIS HATTINGH

The case for freedom is grounded in the nature of man, not in “self-evident truths” or “God-given rights”. This is the argument Richard Ebeling makes in his essay, ‘Restoring the Foundations of Liberty’. The respective foundations of self-evident truth and God-given rights birthed the tradition of individual liberty, but using those arguments is no longer effective. Ebeling writes that an effective, proper defence of individual liberty “must have its basis in reason, logic and objective reality”. The last mentioned is perhaps the most important because many arguments, nowadays, are based on emotion rather than reality.

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