On American Freedom: A Critique of the Country's Core Value with a Reform Agenda [NOOK Book]

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On American Freedom critiques the value of freedom as it is now manifest in America's political, economic, and cultural life in light of a more robust value of freedom coordinated around human dignity and civic participation. Drawing from historic sources as diverse as James Madison, Adam Smith, and Catherine Beecher - as well as from contemporary sources like George W. Bush and Bob Dylan - the book paints a bleak picture of this most cherished American value. At the same time, On American Freedom outlines a ...
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On American Freedom: A Critique of the Country's Core Value with a Reform Agenda

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Overview

On American Freedom critiques the value of freedom as it is now manifest in America's political, economic, and cultural life in light of a more robust value of freedom coordinated around human dignity and civic participation. Drawing from historic sources as diverse as James Madison, Adam Smith, and Catherine Beecher - as well as from contemporary sources like George W. Bush and Bob Dylan - the book paints a bleak picture of this most cherished American value. At the same time, On American Freedom outlines a reform initiative that will secure a more preferred value of freedom by simply by reconfiguring the federal system to include reorganized and empowered city-states capable of serving as sites for a fuller form of freedom than Americans now enjoy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137428400
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/10/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 228
  • File size: 428 KB

Meet the Author

Kenneth Morris is a writer and former professor of sociology. He currently lives in Costa Rica.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Puzzle of Freedom

2. From Republics to a National Empire

3. The Return of Feudalism

4. American Stoicism

5. A Place for Freedom

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