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Too Much Liberty?: Perspectives on Freedom and the American Dream

Too Much Liberty?: Perspectives on Freedom and the American Dream

by David J. Saari


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David Saari provides an extended essay on the nature of freedom in contemporary America, its historical roots, and its present-day manifestations. Drawing on the fields of history, law, politics, business, and philosophy, this wide-ranging study examines three facets of freedom—national freedom, freedom from the state, and freedom within the state—as they have developed in American law, politics, and society. Each of these facets is carefully defined and then applied to such contemporary issues as authority, property, equality, justice, and privacy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275948795
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/30/1995
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

DAVID J. SAARI is Professor of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Minnesota and is the author of American Court Management (Quorum Books, 1982) and The Court and Free-Lance Reporter Profession (Quorum Books, 1988).

Table of Contents



The Central Question of Freedom and the Truth: Moral Poverty or Moral Progress?

Too Many Freedoms: The Evidence and Arguments

Too Few Freedoms: More Evidence and Arguments

What Is the Truth About American Freedom? Will the Truth Set You Free?

Transforming the Central Question: A Better Perspective of Freedom, A Better Paradigm

Transformed Freedom: Application of Important Conclusions and New Beginnings for the American Dream of Freedom

Transformed Freedom and the Future

Appendix 1: Excerpt from Human Development Report 1991, United Nations

Appendix 2: Excerpts from September 1992 ACIR Report

Appendix 3: Translation of Funeral Oration by Pericles

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