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Freedom in Chains

The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen

James Bovard

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Governments are bigger and more powerful than ever, while a citizen's ability to control his or her own life has never been less effective. Bovard shows how the State threatens to destroy the individual in order to preserve the belief that any government is superior to the citizen. Bovard asks how we got to this point and answers with a thoughtful look at the history of governmental control from ancient times to the present, peppered throughout with observations on our present day, out of control governmental regulatory commissions and all-confiscating IRS.

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"A principled and often eloquent vision of the minimalist state." --National Review

"This excellent book is going to cause a lot of people to do some serious thinking. Bovard...pulls no punches." -- Bob Grant, WOR, New York

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • James Bovard

  • James Bovard is the author of Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty, Shakedown, and The Fair Trade Fraud.
  • James Bovard
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Freedom in Chains

The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen

James Bovard

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