Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James Bovard

Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Publication date: August 2015
ISBN: 9781250095404
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$7.99
Governments and bureaucracies are bigger and more controlling than ever. A citizen's own ability to control his or her own life has never been less than it has today. How did we get to this point? Jim Bovard, bestselling author of Lost Rights, looks at the development of the State into a behemoth that threatens to destroy the individual at the cost of preserving the idea of "statism"--the belief that government is inherently superior to the citizenry, that progress consists of extending the realm of governmental compulsion, and that vesting more arbitrary power in government officials will eventually make citizens happy. Reading through the history of the state and its war on the citizen, Bovard looks at thinkers as diverse as John Locke, Etienne de la Boetie, James Madison, and Bernard Bosanquet among others. He explores the original version of the idea of the state, the development of the welfare state, the progress of the state's judicial system from the original province of the courts into the lives of men and women and the ultimate fraud that is perpetrated as the state's benevolence. Controversial and essential reading in these times of the Leviathan state, Freedom in Chains is must reading for everyone who took Jim Bovard's Lost Rights to heart as well as anyone trying to understand how far we've come from our eighteenth century roots as a community of impassioned patriots to our sorry positions as wards of the state at the end of the 20th century.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
660 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by James Bovard
The Fair Trade Fraud: How Congress Pillages the Consumer and Decimates American Competitiveness ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James Bovard
The Fair Trade Fraud: How Congress Pillages the Consumer and Decimates American Competitiveness
James Bovard
St. Martin's Griffin, January 2016
ISBN: 9780312061937
Format: ePub
Our price: $7.99
Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James Bovard
Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty
James Bovard
St. Martin's Griffin, January 2016
ISBN: 9780312123338
Format: ePub
Our price: $7.99
Feeling Your Pain: The Explosion and Abuse of Government Power in the Clinton-Gore Years ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James Bovard
Feeling Your Pain: The Explosion and Abuse of Government Power in the Clinton-Gore Years
James Bovard
Palgrave Macmillan Trade, August 2015
ISBN: 9780312240523
Format: ePub
Our price: $7.99
The Bush Betrayal ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James Bovard
The Bush Betrayal
James Bovard
Palgrave Macmillan Trade, March 2015
ISBN: 9781403968517
Format: ePub
Our price: $7.99