" The idea of freedom is seen as 'inherent' ... Everybody wants to be free because it is part of the human
condition. That's nonesense. Freedom as a value, as a cherished part of one's culture, as something to strive
for, is unusual in human history. You can't take it for granted. So the question turns into, how did freedom
become important? My explanation is that freedom emerged as the antithesis to the social death of slavery."
- Orlando Patterson