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New threats to freedom

Author: Adam Bellow
Publisher: West Conshohocken, PA : Templeton Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the twentieth century, free people faced a number of mortal threats, ranging from despotism, fascism, and communism to the looming menace of global terrorism. While the struggle against some of these overt dangers continues, some insidious new threats seem to have slipped past our intellectual defenses. These often unchallenged threats are quietly eroding our hard-won freedoms, and, in some cases, widely  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Bellow
ISBN: 9781599473512 1599473518
OCLC Number: 436621664
Description: xv, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Where have all the grown-ups gone? / Adam Bellow --
The decline of American press freedom / Anne Applebaum --
The closing of the liberal mind / Bruce Bawer --
The new dogma of fairness / Peter Berkowitz --
The urge to regulate / Max Borders --
The isolation of today's classical liberal / Richard A. Epstein --
Single women as a threat to freedom / Jessica Gavora --
The loss of the freedom to fail / Michael Goodwin --
The European Union as a threat to freedom / Daniel Hannan --
Bad political theatre / Alexander Harrington --
The rise of antireligious orthodoxy / Mark Helprin --
Multiculturalism and the threat of conformity / Christopher Hitchens --
The tyranny of the news cycle / Robert D. Kaplan --
Transnational progressivism / James Kirchick --
Students against liberty? / Greg Lukianoff --
Belief in false gods / Barry C. Lynn --
The fairness doctrine / David Mamet --
The war on negative liberty / Katherine Mangu-Ward --
The abandonment of democracy promotion / Tara McKelvey --
Ingratitude and the death of freedom / Mark T. Mitchell --
The anticapitalists / Michael C. Moynihan --
The rise of mass dependency / Chris Norwood --
Liberty and complacency / Glenn Harlan Reynolds --
Threats to philanthropic freedom / Naomi Schaefer Riley --
The new behaviorists / Christine Rosen --
Cyber-anonymity / Ron Rosenbaum --
Shariah in the West / Stephen Schwartz --
Participatory culture and the assault on democracy / Lee Siegel --
The U.N. Women's Treaty as a threat to freedom / Christina Hoff Sommers --
The illusion of innocence / Shelby Steele --
Orthodoxy and freedom in international aid / Dennis Whittle.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Adam Bellow.

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"In the twentieth century, free people faced a number of mortal threats, ranging from despotism, fascism, and communism to the looming menace of global terrorism. While the struggle against some of these overt dangers continues, some insidious new threats seem to have slipped past our intellectual defenses. These often unchallenged threats are quietly eroding our hard-won freedoms, and, in some cases, widely accepted as beneficial"--P. [4] of cover.

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