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The Passion for Liberty

In The Passion for Liberty, Tibor R. Machan defends a libertarian conception of a free society, one in which individuals are sovereign, self-governing beings, not subject to others’ will without their consent. In the tradition of John Locke, Adam Smith, Ayn Rand, and Robert Nozick, Machan argues that such a society―far from being hedonistic, licentious, or disorderly―is the best possible ideal for humans. In doing so, he addresses specific issues such as affirmative action, abortion, military intervention, and torture in light of the relationship between liberty and democracy. As freedom takes on a new urgency, The Passion for Liberty reminds us of the importance of individual liberty and why it needs to be defended.

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Author: Tibor R. Machan

Editor/Translator: Tibor R. Machan

Binding: Paperback

Condition: New

Manufacturer: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 264

Product group: Book

Studio: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Publication Date: May 28, 2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Pages: 264

EAN: 9780742531031

ISBN: 0742531031

ASIN: 0742531031

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Tibor Machan
Dr. Tibor R. Machan has recently been appointed senior fellow at the Heartland Institute (Arlington Heights, IL) and has worked as a Hoover Institution research fellow, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama, and has held the R. C. Hoiles Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University from 1997 to 2014. Smuggled out of Hungary in 1953, Machan spent three years in Munich and then came to USA and became an academic philosopher after four years in US Air Force. His memoir, The Man Without a Hobby (2006) tells it all.