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open society


a culture in which there is freedom and tolerance of belief and flexible structure, cf. closed society

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  • This necessity sprang from the realization that even an open society must maintain areas of privacy or it is doomed.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • What more can the secret society do for the intellectual or social training of the student than the open society?

    Ars Recte Vivende George William Curtis
  • French society is an open society; French manners are cosmopolitan manners.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards

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