The organizing question here is about what might be called the determinants of a voluntary society. The problem is to explain the origins and stability of a social system which for two centuries has remained stubbornly democratic in its politics, capitalist in its economy, libertarian in its laws, individualist in its society and pluralistic in its culture.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
From Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer. Page 4. A nice description of the US culture.