Liberty. It’s a simple idea, but it’s also the linchpin of a complex system of values and practices: justice, prosperity, responsibility, toleration, cooperation, and peace. Many people believe that liberty is the core political value of modern civilization itself, the one that gives substance and form to all the other values of social life. They’re called libertarians.
Sheldon Adelson, the self made billionaire, CEO of the Las Vegas
Sands Corporation, and major Republican donor, filed a multi-million
dollar libel lawsuit in New York today against David Harris and the
National Jewish Democratic Council. As Bloomberg News reported: