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According to the Ancient Greeks, You're Not Free
Chautauqua Institution - Chautauqua Institution
Hunter Rawlings, President Emeritus of Cornell University, explores the origins of the American idea of freedom. He explains that it arose from two conflicting schools of thought: the ancient Greek strand, which valued communal society over the individual, and the Enlightenment, which prioritized individual freedom.He discusses how these ideas influenced the founding of America and how they continue to shape modern American society.