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Fairness and freedom : a history of two open societies, New Zealand and the United States

Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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Fairness and Freedom compares the history of two open societies--New Zealand and the United States--with much in common. Both have democratic polities, mixed-enterprise economies, individuated societies, pluralist cultures, and a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law. But all of these elements take different forms, because constellations of value are far apart. The dream of living free is America's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hackett Fischer
ISBN: 9780199832705 0199832706
OCLC Number: 726821260
Description: xxv, 629 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: BUILDING AS OPEN PROCESSES: --
Federalists and Centralists --
Immigrants, voluntary and assisted --
Women's rights --
Racist wrongs --
Lib-Labs and Progressives --
OPEN SOCIETIES IN WORLD AFFAIRS: --
Foreign affairs, external relations --
Great Crash and Long Slump --
Military traditions --
World crisis --
CONCLUSION: --
Learning to be free and fair --
APPENDIX: --
Fairness in other disciplines.
Other Titles: Fairness & freedom
Responsibility: David Hackett Fischer.
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