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The Art of Being Free

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This is a book on the current state of freedom, by one of the great thinkers and essayists of our time: Wendy McElroy. But it is unlike any you have ever read. It deals with the current crisis in a way that no one else does. It has deep and fascinating research on all the main issues we face: the loss of security in the name of security, the state's role in strangling econ ...more
Paperback, First , 214 pages
Published 2013 by Laissez Faire Books (first published July 22nd 2012)
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Alan Cook
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Walter Williams says we lose our freedom an inch at a time. Wendy McElroy says it's already gone and we have to get it back. With the TSA, government organizations that keep track of our every movement and a president who has given himself the power to order the execution of U.S. citizens, I have to agree with her. We have by far the largest prison population of any nation in the world. This is a thought-provoking book that every freedom-loving American needs to read. Is it too late, or are we n ...more
Brian
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant modern libertarian manifesto and call to action. Excellent reading for all who aspire to real freedom.
NormaCenva
I loved this book, it has humour, factual info and analysis, the presentation of facts ans speculations in this book is done with style and tact. Would be great to read something else by the same author.
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Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
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While I don't agree with all of Ms. McElroy's beliefs, she does an excellent job of presenting them. The result is quite a thought-provoking book--always a good thing.
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Wendy McElroy (born 1951) is a Canadian individualist anarchist and individualist feminist.

Among feminists, she identifies herself as being sex-positive: defending the availability of pornography and condemning anti-pornography feminism campaigns. She has also voiced criticism of sexual harassment policies, particularly the zero-tolerance policies common to grade schools, which she considers to be
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