From identification cards to how we protect our property, public debate rages over what our basic human rights are and how they are to be protected.
In this trenchant and provocative audiobook, Peter Hitchens sets out to show that popular views of these hotly contested issues - from crime and punishment to so-called 'soft drugs' - are based on mistaken beliefs, massaged figures and cheap slogans. His powerful and counterintuitive conclusions make challenging listening for those on both the Left and the Right and are essential listening for all concerned with creating a lawful and peaceful society.
The Abolition of Liberty argues that because of the misdemeanours of the few, the liberty of the many is seriously jeopardised.
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"It's fair to say that Peter Hitchens remains one of the most misrepresented figures in the British media.... Hitchens is in reality one of the most thought-provoking and intelligent commentators on life in contemporary Britain." (Neil Clark, Spectator)
I am always on the look out for a book that will change the way that I see the world. This is one such book.
Like most of my millenial compatriots, I've been somewhat muddle-headed about the synthesis of personal liberty, executive government, the legal system, and the role of police in civic life. Peter Hitchens brings these together with his trademark incisiveness.
Hitchens has a real knack for bringing out the history of these societal pillars in such a way as to clarify both what they are meant to be, and what they have become. I would call it a must-read in todays political context.
Although this book is written from the British perspective, its application to Australian is quite clear.
Hitchens is a good reader, and not a flamboyant one. There are better readers, but not many.
"Arguments well made and well meant"
May I thank Mr Hitchens for a thoroughly expert book. Superb research and moral enquiry.
I think better than to be turned into a murderer yourself through the death penalty, better to send these people home, let their culture deal with them that's my opinion.
Peter Hitchins, not unlike his brother, never disappoints. Informative as usual, words of an experienced, well travelled, well educated man, who is never out to impress only to speak the truth, no matter what the popular word of the day.
"You must listen to this"
A wonderful, funny polemic. This book explains the break down of crime and punishment in the UK in a humorous, yet serious way.
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