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Realizing Freedom.

Realizing Freedom

Tom G. Palmer

Cato Institute

1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-5403

9781935308119, $29.95,

There is a very genuine distinction to be made between Libertarians and Conservatives, even when those whose formal political party affiliation is Republican. Conservatives are quite willing for there to be limited governmental involvement in American life--except when it comes to issues of personal morality. It is the Libertarians whose mantra in wanting limited (or none) governmental influence or control in all aspects of American life--even when it comes to issues of personal morality. In "Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, And Practice", author and libertarian Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive, 496-page treatise defining and illustrating the principles and history of the libertarian philosophy and movement. Addressing from a libertarian perspective a diverse spectrum of examples and issues ranging from multiculturalism, to the concept of justice, to globalization, to religious extremism, and a great deal more "Realizing Freedom" is thoughtful, thought-provoking, articulate, insightful, occasionally iconoclastic, and a simply fascinating read from beginning to end.

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Title Annotation:Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, And Practice
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
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Date:Jul 1, 2009
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