A City Guide To Yichun for Yet our shifting of positions within the social web of power, our resistance to a singular, unchanging placement, demonstrates our capacity for freedom. Being free and being subjected to power necessarily go together. Freedom is a precondition of power. This is why power degenerates into sheer force in the absence of freedom. At the same time, participating in a social web of power is a precondition of freedom; otherwise we would never come to develop the human capacities that characterize us as autonomous individuals. For postmodernists, then, the political problem to be confronted is not the impossible task of wholly doing away with relations of power so that we may finally be free. Neither is it the Hobbesian project of centralizing power and wholly sacrificing freedom so that we may escape violent death. A City Guide To Yichun 2016.