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What Does America Mean?

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Title: What Does America Mean?
Author: Meiklejohn, Alexander
ISBN: 9780393006582
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 1972
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Fair
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orde

B 1352281

Publisher Description:
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 America's most original social philosophers sums up the fallacies that have confused our purpose and recalls us to the methods of inquiry that led Socrates and Jesus to their supreme insights, "Know yourself" and "Love your neighbor."