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The Problem of Equality

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Samuel Gregg examines the nature of equality in democratic society. “Though Tocqueville held that democracy’s emergence was underpinned by the effects of the Judeo-Christian belief in the equality of all people in God’s sight, he perceived a type of communal angst in democratic majorities that drove them to attempt to equalize all things, even if this meant behaving despotically,” he writes.

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  • Rabbbi Louis J. Feldman

    Bravo! A brilliant article. Most people do not understand the difference between enforcing contracts and indulging in social engineering.