As any horticulturalist knows, you cannot cultivate roses merely by plucking weeds and killing aphids.
One must plant rose seeds. No matter how hospitable the garden is for the cultivation of roses, if there are no seeds, there will be no roses. Negative horticulture is, in itself, unproductive.
This simple, incontrovertible notion has direct applicability to human beings and their desire for freedom.
No amount of negative freedom — removing barriers that would inhibit the cultivation of freedom — will ensure the cultivation of positive human freedom.
This latter freedom must grow from an interior seed, which is the human will.
The modern world has expended considerable effort...READ MORE