use phrasing in a sentence.
This phrasing is an explicit rejection of the older formulation, “life, liberty and property.”
I agree with your argument, but this choice of phrasing is amusingly ironic.
Rubin's phrasing is in addition rather peculiar: "It is all very well ... to insist that it is the written-down story that should command our attention as readers".
That conditional phrasing is very important, however.
And the phrasing is not that member of the family, "Oh honey, you grew up so pretty, you look just like your mother/aunt/cousin's best friend's roommate."