This Hemisphere of Liberty: A Philosophy of the Americas

This Hemisphere of Liberty: A Philosophy of the Americas

by Michael Novak
     
 

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The subject of this book is how to build institutions of liberty in this hemisphere of the Americas.  See more details below

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The subject of this book is how to build institutions of liberty in this hemisphere of the Americas.

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The subject of this book, the author writes, ``is how to build institutions of liberty in this hemisphere of the Americas.'' Its thrust is twofold. First, Novak argues that North Americans and Latin Americans often speak past each other conceptually. Without an understanding of the Catholic intellectual traditions of southern Europe and Latin America, he contends, ``one cannot really enter the horizon of Latin American intellectual discourse.'' Second, he asserts that the basic reason Latin America has not reached full liberation is that it offers insufficient economic opportunity for the masses of its people. For this he offers a prescription: capitalism with minimal state intervention. But Novak has simply put a moral gloss on the standard argument that capitalism will solve the severe problems of backward economies; lacking any new ideas, his book fails to convince. Not a necessary purchase.-- Nedda C. Allbray, Brooklyn Coll., N.Y.

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ISBN-13:
9780844737355
Publisher:
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Publication date:
11/01/1990
Series:
Aei Studies
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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