Modern Liberty And the Limits of Government

ISBN-10: 0393330451
ISBN-13: 9780393330458
Edition: 2007
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Description: "An erudite, sharp-tongued libertarian, eager to do battle with censors, regulators...and sanctimonious busybodies of every stripe."New York Times In this impassioned defense of liberty, renowned Harvard law professor Charles Fried argues that the  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 0.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

"An erudite, sharp-tongued libertarian, eager to do battle with censors, regulators...and sanctimonious busybodies of every stripe."New York Times In this impassioned defense of liberty, renowned Harvard law professor Charles Fried argues that the seemingly unimpeachable goals of equality and community are often the most potent rivals of freedom. Declared a "spirited, sophisticated manifesto" by theNew York Times Book Review, Modern Libertydemonstrates how the dense tangle of government regulations both supports and threatens our personal liberties. Armed with Fried's insights, readers will be better able to defend themselves against those on both the left and the right who would, even with the best intentions, restrict their liberty.

Charles Fried is Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard University.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. He received a degree in history from Yale University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Clare College, which is part of the University of Cambridge in 1979. He is a leading scholar of African-American literature, history, and culture. He began working on the Black Periodical Literature Project, which uncovered lost literary works published in 1800s. He rediscovered what is believed to be the first novel published by an African-American in the United States. He republished the 1859 work by Harriet E. Wilson, entitled Our Nig, in 1983. He has written numerous books including Colored People: A Memoir, A Chronology of African-American History, The Future of the Race, Black Literature and Literary Theory, and The Signifying Monkey: Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism. In 1991, he became the head of the African-American studies department at Harvard University. He is now the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at the university. He wrote and produced several documentaries including Wonders of the African World, America Beyond the Color Line, and African American Lives. He has also hosted PBS programs such as Wonders of the African World, Black in Latin America, and Finding Your Roots.

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