The basic demands of the French Revolution – Liberty, Egality and Fraternity – are also the basic values of German Social Democracy: Freedom, Justice and Solidarity. “Freedom” here is not used in the narrower liberal sense of formal freedom under the law or the free-for-all of economic markets, but rather means the concrete legal, social, [...]
About Julian Nida-Ruemelin
Julian Nida-Ruemelin is Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and Chairman of the SPD Basic Values Commission.
Professor Julian Nida-Ruemelin explains the contemporary use of social democratic basic values. This talk was recorded at the PES Convention (a panel organised by FEPS) in Brussels in late 2011. This post is part of the ‘Basic Values Debate’ jointly organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Social Europe Journal.