In Democratic Individuality, I argued that at a high level of abstraction, modern conservatives, liberals and radicals believe that the best economic, social and political institutions foster each person’s individuality. Their differences are largely empirical or social theoretical. All clash with modern authoritarians. I will take up practical issues such as torture and the lineage of the neocons and link them to larger issues in how we conceive a decent regime, locally and internationally.
Here are the words of Caroline Goodwin, a great-great granddaughter of John Evans, poet laureate of San Mateo County, California, and one of several Evans descendants who met with descendants of the Cheyennes and Arapahos last fall:
i will not say
september 25, 2014
for the descendants of the survivors
of sand creek
i will not say it wasn’t him governor john evans my