Towards a New Social Order

Introduction

  • Reason projects the democratic Trinity of Godheads: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
  • But Reason cannot sufficiently establish them or sustain them. One by one, these Godheads tend to be discarded as noxious democratic chimeras.
  • What is the solution?

The Train of Reason

Democracy -- Socialism -- Anarchism
Liberty -- Equality -- Fraternity

“If we may judge from the modern movement, the progress of the reason as a social renovator and creator, if not interrupted in its course, would be destined to pass through three successive stages which are the very logic of its growth, the first individualistic and increasingly democratic with liberty for its principle, the second socialistic, in the end perhaps a governmental communism with equality and the State for its principle, the third -- if that ever gets beyond the stage of theory -- anarchistic in the higher sense of that much abused word, either a loose voluntary co-operation or a free communalism with brotherhood or comradeship and not government for its principle. It is in the transition to its third and consummating stage, if or whenever that comes, that the power and sufficiency of the reason will be tested...”

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