Modern Liberty

Modern Liberty

And the Limits of Government

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
How has the modern welfare state redefined our notion of individual liberty? Are we free to express ourselves in speech, at work, or through sex? Arguing that equality is often the most potent rival of liberty, legal philosopher and jurist Fried demonstrates how the dense tangle of government regulations both supports and threatens our personal freedoms. Illustrated with examples from contemporary life, this book is vividly relevant to the experiences and needs of everyday Americans, updated for a time when we have put fascist and Marxist tyranny firmly behind us but still confront kinder, gentler threats to our liberty.--From publisher description.

Norton Pub
How has the modern welfare state redefined our notion of individual liberty? Are we free to express ourselves in speech, at work, or through sex? Arguing that equality is often the most potent rival of liberty, Charles Fried demonstrates how the dense tangle of government regulations both supports and threatens our personal freedoms. Richly illustrated with examples from contemporary life, Modern Liberty is vividly relevant to the experiences and needs of everyday Americans. This is Hayek's The Road to Serfdom updated for a time when we have put fascist and Marxist tyranny firmly behind us but still confront kinder, gentler threats to our liberty. Armed with Fried's insights, readers will be better able to defend themselves against those on both the left and the right who would limit their liberty to promote virtue, equality, or the greatness of the nation. Modern Liberty has profound implications for the societies in which we live now.
An impassioned defense of liberty from one of our most esteemed legal scholars.

Book News
Characterizing his book as a successor to Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom without the "apocalyptic thunder" and cognizant of "the good things that the post-New Deal world has done for almost everyone," Fried (Harvard Law School) muses on the meaning of individual liberty in the welfare administrative state. Writing for a general audience, he sets out and defends his libertarian view of the world, addressing both social and economic issues. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

A leading legal scholar offers an impassioned defense of liberty while critically analyzing the complex web of government regulations that both defend and threaten Americans' personal freedoms.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393060003
0393060004
Branch Call Number: 323.44 FRI
Characteristics: 217 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.

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