The famous slogan of the French Revolution was “liberty, equality, fraternity".
“But these questions about both trinities are very much unresolved
today. The next several decades will be a period of collective world
decision about precisely these issues, about whether another world is
really possible in a foreseeable future. I shall start by discussing
the least discussed, indeed the long almost-forgotten, member of the
French Revolution’s trinity, fraternity. It is only in recent decades
that fraternity has returned to the forefront of our collective
concerns, but it has indeed returned, and with a vengeance”.
“Everyone is entitled to enjoy the advantages of society, but only
those who contribute to the public establishment are true
stockholders (actionnaires) of the great social enterprise. They alone
are truly active citizens, true members of the association” (Siéyès, 1789, 193-194).