On the first Monday of every month, we meet on Zoom to discuss transatlantic and global issues. The idea is that even though we are in different places geographically and personally, we exchange ideas, learn from each other, and grow more and more into a part of an understanding global society.
In April, we discussed the broad topic of liberty and tried to understand it a little better. Liberty is one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Constitution and, moreover, one of the core values that people around the world aspire to. However, there are so many different understandings of what liberty might be. Therefore, we needed some guidance and by chance and a brief research, the following texts served as our references:
What is Freedom? (Hannah Arendt)
Yours, Mine and Ours – Property Rights and Individual Liberty (Chesney C. Ryan)
Left and Right – the Prospects for Liberty (Murray N. Rothbard)
The Idea of “Freedom” has two Different Meanings – Here’s Why (Annelien De Dijn)