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Are there global political values?

JOHN GRAY VS MICHAEL LIND

By John Gray   December 2001

John Gray is the author of “The Two Faces of Liberalism” (Polity)

Michael Lind is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation

Dear Mike

3rd November 2001

Universal values exist, but it does not follow that the world ought to contain only liberal regimes. The sad fact is that universal values conflict with one another. There will always be a variety of legitimate regimes, liberal and non-liberal, because there is no single right way of resolving these universal conflicts. The last thing we need now is another liberal crusade. Instead, we should be thinking with some urgency about…

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