mcclay resized Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose. Not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom… The shout is a rattling of chains… Liberty in America has meant so far the breaking away from all dominion. The true liberty will only begin when Americans discover…  the deepest whole self of man. —D. H. Lawrence, quoted in Wilfred M. McClay’s, The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America 

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