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Freedom, Sovereignty, and Individual Rights

October 5, 2023

“Sovereignty” is what makes “freedom” and “individual rights” possible. Without recognized, respected, and fully upheld sovereignty, the entire premise of post-Enlightenment Western political practice, that is, modern representative democracy, is nullified. This Western political tradition, which since 1648 has exalted nation state sovereignty as a tenet of legitimate government, produced more than three centuries of […]