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Quotation of the Day…

Posted By Don Boudreaux On September 18, 2012 @ 7:49 am In Civil Society | Comments Disabled

… is from page 26 of Mario Vargas Llosa [1]‘s essay (“Liberalism in the New Millennium [2]“) in the superb collection from 2000, edited by Ian Vasquez, Global Fortune [3]; here, of course, Mr. Llosa uses the term “liberals” in its original and proper meaning [4] – namely, as a word to describe those people who advocate maximum possible freedom for the individual from the shackles of tribalist and collectivist superstitions, and from the dictates of the state:

For liberals, however, it is a great incentive to know that we are working toward an attainable goal.  The idea of a world united around a culture of liberty is not a utopia but a beautiful and achievable reality that justifies our efforts.

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[1] Mario Vargas Llosa: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/2010/vargas_llosa.html

[2] Liberalism in the New Millennium: http://books.google.com/books?id=YOtier3OrysC&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=mario+vargas+llosa+%22liberalism+in+the+new+millennium%22&source=bl&ots=fNvzlyedUN&sig=cTXxNVLib07XR1zMF_wxsNAX4D4&hl=en&ei=2SmvTKL4BsKclgf0-8znDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=mario%20vargas%20llosa%20%22liberalism%20in%20the%20new%20millennium%22&f=false

[3] Global Fortune: http://www.amazon.com/Global-Fortune-Stumble-World-Capitalism/dp/1882577906/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347968902&sr=1-5

[4] Mr. Llosa uses the term “liberals” in its original and proper meaning: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/the-politics-of-mario-vargas-llosa/

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