Liberation Politics — Freedom is Sensation

The yearning for freedom, it has been said, is universal. The sensation of being free can be intoxicating and there are very few people who proclaim themselves to be against freedom.

Yet, there’s very little agreement on what freedom truly is. The language of freedom is used by the liberal, the conservative and the socialist all in equal measure. All these differing conceptions of freedom still somehow connecting to their own constituencies in the same way. When we look back at the past and see the the Spartans who lived under Oligarchy celebrating their…