An erudite, sharp-tongued libertarian, eager to do battle with censors, regulators ... and sanctimonious busybodies of every stripe. New York Times. In this impassioned defense of liberty, renowned Harvard law professor Charles Fried argues that the seemingly unimpeachable goals of equality and community are often the most potent rivals of freedom. Declared a spirited, sophisticated manifesto¯ by the New York Times Book Review, Modern Liberty demonstrates how the dense tangle of government regulations both support and threaten our personal liberties. Armed with Fried's insights, readers will be better able to defend themselves against those on both the left and the right who would, even with the best intentions, restrict their liberty. Hardback, 217 pages.
"In Modern Liberty, Charles Fried has written an insightful meditation on the fate of traditional concepts of liberty in the modern welfare state. Readers are well advised to join him on his journey." Richard Epstein