Synopses & Reviews
In this impassioned defense of liberty, renownedHarvard law professor CharlesFried argues thatthe seemingly unimpeachable goals of equalityand community are often the most potent rivalsof freedom. Declared a spirited, sophisticatedmanifesto by theNew York Times Book Review, Modern Liberty demonstrates how the dense tangleof governmentregulations both supports andthreatens our personal liberties. Armed with Fried's insights, readers willbe better able todefend themselves against those on both the leftand the right who would, even with the bestintentions, restrict theirliberty.
"An erudite, sharp-tongued libertarian, eager to do battle with censors, regulators ... and sanctimonious busybodies of every stripe."--
'\'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 the , demonstrates 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.
About the Author
Charles Fried, the Beneficial Professor Law at the Harvard Law School, has taught and written about legal philosophy and constitutional law for over forty years. He served as solicitor general of the United States in the Reagan administration and as a judge on the highest court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His books include Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government, Right and Wrong, and (with his son, Gregory Fried) Because It Is Wrong.