What Price Liberty?

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ISBN 9780571235957 Format Paperback
9780571235957
Paperback
Published 04/02/2010 Length 480 pages
480

About Book

Join the first, most comprehensive discussion on 'liberty' - the defining issue of the twenty-first Century. With fear of terrorism, crime and social chaos putting our ideal of individual liberty very much into retreat, how can we maintain the principles we fought so hard to attain?

History provides a guide to answering this question. What Price Liberty? takes us through four centuries of civil liberty; how it was constructed, and has been re-thought and re-fought to adapt to new circumstances. An essential and utterly enlightening discussion, What Price Liberty? provides the material and arguments with which we can make sense of our times.

Join the first, most comprehensive discussion on 'liberty' - the defining issue of the twenty-first Century. With fear of terrorism, crime and social chaos putting our ideal of individual liberty very much into retreat, how can we maintain the principles we fought so hard to attain?History provides a guide to answering this question. What Price Liberty? takes us through four centuries of civil liberty; how it was constructed, and has been re-thought and re-fought to adapt to new circumstances. An essential and utterly enlightening discussion, What Price Liberty? provides the material and arguments with which we can make sense of our times.
  • About Ben Wilson

    Ben Wilson was born in1980 and studied history at Pembroke College, Cambridge - both as an undergraduate and postgraduate. His first book, THE LAUGHTER OF TRIUMPH: WILLIAM HONE AND THE FIGHT FOR THE FREE PRESS, was published by Faber in 2005 to universal accalim. This was followed in 2007 by DECENCY AND DISORDER: THE AGE OF CANT 1789-1837.

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