Medicine: The Religion of John Knowles

Occasionally verbose but always articulate, John Knowles delivered himself of the following dicta in an interview with TIME'S Ruth Galvin:

ON INDIVIDUALISM. "The great disjunction of the times, as we press toward equalization of access to vital services for all, and do this largely through taxation, is how are we simultaneously going to keep the idea in individuals' heads that they, individually, are going to make a difference? This is the major issue as numbers expand and there is a press toward the beneficent state. So we have the grand conflict between freedom, individualism, self-determination versus liberalism or equality, social justice, the...

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