A City Guide To Zestap’oni for And it is a letting be of others, of human plurality and its potential for difference. statecraft and soulcraft 1 8 1 In today’s world, where the caretaking of local and global ecologies becomes an increasingly important task, such an understanding of freedom may fruitfully supplement its positive and negative counterparts. It is difficult to see how this concept of freedom as a letting be could wholly substitute for negative or positive liberties. Our freedom to witness reality would quickly lapse into fatalism and leave us open to oppression if we did not also exercise our private and public liberties to shape that reality according to our interests. What Berlin concedes of positive liberty, then, one might unbegrudgingly affirm for negative liberty as well as for a liberty divorced from mastery. The exercise of these freedoms may lead to dangerous abuses; each exhibits deficiencies and each is prone to excess. Yet held in balance, they remain essential for a decent existence. A City Guide To Zestap’oni 2016.