New Threats to Freedom
From Banning Ice Cream Trucks in Brooklyn to Abandoning Democracy Around the World
Thirty Great Writers On Cultural Trends That are Undermining Our Liberties
Edited and Introduced by Adam Bellow
Templeton Press 2010, 317 pp.
I attended a Free Speech conference last year in Washington D.C., and one of the speakers (a very well-known blogger) asked why it was necessary to have such a conference in a country with a constitutional amendment on free speech.
She missed the point. You don't need conferences on free speech in places like North Korea or Cuba. But they are necessary in places like the US because there are always 'new' threats – particularly as technology develops more and more rapidly.
The same can be said about this excellent new book, "New Threats to Freedom". One might wonder in this age where we have so much freedom: are there really 30 new threats? After all, we live in a time when communism has been defeated. It's even on its last legs in Cuba. China has turned to a form...More >>