The Resource New Threats to Freedom

New Threats to Freedom

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New Threats to Freedom
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New Threats to Freedom
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eng
Summary
  • New Threats to Freedom 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, are widely accepted as beneficial. In New Threats to Freedom, editor and author Adam Bellow has assembled an all-star lineup of innovative thinkers to challenge these insidious new threats. Some leap into already raging debates on issues such as Sharia law in the West, the rise of transnationalism, and the regulatory state. Others turn their attention to less obvious threats, such as the dogma of fairness, the failed promises of the blogosphere, and the triumph of behavioral psychology. These threats are very real and very urgent, yet this collection avoids projecting an air of doom and gloom. Rather, it provides a blueprint for intellectual resistance so that modern defenders of liberty may better understand their enemies, more effectively fight to preserve the meaning of freedom, and more surely carry its light to a new generation. What are the new threats to freedom? when has authority not claimed, when imposing trammels and curbs on liberty, that it does so for a wider good and a greater happiness?" -Christopher Hitchens "The regulatory state amounts to a regressive tax that penalizes small independent producers and protects the status quo." -Max Borders "Europe tends to favor stability over democracy, America democracy over stability." -Daniel Hannan "The value of free expression is perceived to be at odds with goals that were considered 'more important,' like inclusiveness, diversity, nondiscrimination, and tolerance."
  • -Greg Lukianoff "The masses cannot ultimately be free: only the individual can be." -Robert D. Kaplan "That old bugbear of postwar sociology-the mob-self-is now a reality. In a participatory/popularity culture, the freedom to think and act for ourselves becomes harder and harder to achieve." -Lee Siegel "As traditional marriage declines, the ranks of single women are growing, and increasingly these women are substituting the security of a husband with the security of the state." -Jessica Gavora "Ending the freedom to fail is a mean-spirited attack on the freedom to succeed." -Michael Goodwin "The only solution to the new threats to American press freedom lies in organized resistance." -Katherine Mangu-Ward "The new behaviorism isn't interested in protecting people's freedom to choose; on the contrary, its core principle is the idea that only by allowing an expert elite to limit choice can individuals learn to break their bad habits." -Christine Rosen "There's a world of Travis Bickles out there, and they're not driving cabs. They're reading blogs." -Ron Rosenbaum "The first amendment ensures not that speech will be fair, but that it will be free. It cannot be both." -David Mamet Join the conversation about these issues at www.newthreatstofreedom.com
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Bellow, Adam
LC call number
JC423
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Democracy -- Philosophy
  • Freedom of expression
  • Paternalism -- Political aspects
  • Social values
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New Threats to Freedom
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=867784
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multicolored
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Contents
Cover -- Title page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction: Where Have All the Grown-ups Gone? -- 1: The Decline of American Press Freedom -- 2: The Closing of the Liberal Mind -- 3: The New Dogma of Fairness -- 4: The Urge to Regulate -- 5: The Isolation of Today's Classical Liberal -- 6: Single Women as a Threat to Freedom -- 7: The Loss of the Freedom to Fail -- 8: The European Union as a Threat to Freedom -- 9: Bad Political Theatre -- 10: The Rise of Antireligious Orthodoxy -- 11: Multiculturalism and the Threat of Conformity -- 12: The Tyranny of the News Cycle -- 13: Transnational Progressivism -- 14: Students against Liberty? -- 15: Belief in False Gods -- 16: The Fairness Doctrine -- 17: The War on Negative Liberty -- 18: The Abandonment of Democracy Promotion -- 19: Ingratitude and the Death of Freedom -- 20: The Anticapitalists -- 21: The Rise of Mass Dependency -- 22: Liberty and Complacency -- 23: Threats to Philanthropic Freedom -- 24: The New Behaviorists -- 25: Cyber-Anonymity -- 26: Shariah in the West -- 27: Participatory Culture and the Assault on Democracy -- 28: The U.N. Women's Treaty as a Threat to Freedom -- 29: The Illusion of Innocence -- 30: Orthodoxy and Freedom in International Aid -- Appendix A: An Old Threat in a New Garb -- Contributors
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EBC867784
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (345 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781599473703
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computer
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rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC867784
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL867784
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10538043
  • (CaONFJC)MIL353316
  • (OCoLC)779828624
Label
New Threats to Freedom
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=867784
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction: Where Have All the Grown-ups Gone? -- 1: The Decline of American Press Freedom -- 2: The Closing of the Liberal Mind -- 3: The New Dogma of Fairness -- 4: The Urge to Regulate -- 5: The Isolation of Today's Classical Liberal -- 6: Single Women as a Threat to Freedom -- 7: The Loss of the Freedom to Fail -- 8: The European Union as a Threat to Freedom -- 9: Bad Political Theatre -- 10: The Rise of Antireligious Orthodoxy -- 11: Multiculturalism and the Threat of Conformity -- 12: The Tyranny of the News Cycle -- 13: Transnational Progressivism -- 14: Students against Liberty? -- 15: Belief in False Gods -- 16: The Fairness Doctrine -- 17: The War on Negative Liberty -- 18: The Abandonment of Democracy Promotion -- 19: Ingratitude and the Death of Freedom -- 20: The Anticapitalists -- 21: The Rise of Mass Dependency -- 22: Liberty and Complacency -- 23: Threats to Philanthropic Freedom -- 24: The New Behaviorists -- 25: Cyber-Anonymity -- 26: Shariah in the West -- 27: Participatory Culture and the Assault on Democracy -- 28: The U.N. Women's Treaty as a Threat to Freedom -- 29: The Illusion of Innocence -- 30: Orthodoxy and Freedom in International Aid -- Appendix A: An Old Threat in a New Garb -- Contributors
Control code
EBC867784
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (345 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599473703
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC867784
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL867784
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10538043
  • (CaONFJC)MIL353316
  • (OCoLC)779828624

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