COLLECTIVE SACRIFICE IS GROOVY, MAN: The Problem with ‘We’re All In This Together’

 “The choice is hardly between in-this-together sheep and atomistic individuals. Tocqueville was astounded at the many ways Americans loved to work together. Granges, churches, business associations, volunteer fire departments — the list was pretty much endless. That said, these associations were voluntary and the government had nothing to do with them. If there is one thing that identifies American exceptionalism, it is a fierce individualism. Americans don’t like to be told what to do — especially by bureaucrats.” [Edward H. Crane’s “Actually We’re Not All In This Together” at CATO] 


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