David Saari provides an extended essay on the nature of freedom in contemporary America, its historical roots, and its present-day manifestations. Drawing on the fields of history, law, politics, business, and philosophy, this wide-ranging study examines three facets of freedom--national freedom, freedom from the state, and freedom within the state--as they have developed in American law, politics, and society. Each of these facets is carefully defined and then applied to such contemporary issues as authority, property, equality, justice, and privacy.
About the Author:
DAVID J. SAARI is Professor of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Minnesota and is the author of American Court Management (Quorum Books, 1982) and The Court and Free-Lance Reporter Profession (Quorum Books, 1988).