From Virility, to Non-restraint, to Capability

Freedom’s abbreviated history in Sparta, America, and Modernity

Leonidas at Thermopylae, Jacques-Louis David

Scholars will comment on many things concerning our ‘West’, but by far the most particular will be our obsession with ‘freedom’. Freedom! This one concept almost transcends our reverence for Christianity and modernism. America’s epithet is ‘leader of the free world’ and ‘land of the free’. By our liberal hegemony, every…