"American Views of Liberty" presents diverse views of the American understanding of human liberty. This book begins rather traditionally with the Declaration of Independence, but with the un-Jeffersonian view that the Declaration's defense of liberty is not free from Christian presuppositions. That public defense differs from Jefferson's private mixture of Epicureanism and secularized Christianity, which is untenable. Attention is then given to the criticisms of American liberty found in four penetrating best-sellers by ...

American Views of Liberty 1997, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820424125

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