Posts tagged individualism

Posted 3 years ago
If we cannot see the case for expending our collective resources on trains, it will not just be because we have all joined gated communities and no longer need anything but private car to move around between them. It will be because we have become gated individuals who do not know how to share public space to common advantage.
Tony Judt, Ill Fares the Land, p. 216
Posted 4 years ago

The Myth of American Self-Reliance

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Despite my philosophical bent towards existentialism, I really loathe the “rugged individualist” ideal. It’s only ever used by the middle and upper classes to blame the poor for their condition.