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America's passion for "liberty," writes Alexander Meiklejohn, has blinded her to the real meaning of "freedom." It is freedom, not liberty, that lies at the heart of democracy, and we may be in danger of losing both. Our fetish of independence has permitted us to condone slavery, the betrayal of Indians and Blacks, and "the humiliation of the spirit of women . . . the crowning insult which a society has offered to the personalities of its own members." In this challenging essay, sensitively and scrupulously argued, one of ...

What Does America Mean? 1972, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393006582

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