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Freedom, Loyalty, Dissent - Henry Steele Commager

Oxford University Press, 1954, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded and scuffed.

From the cover: “Here is a book to penetrate the smog of fear and suspicion that has risen around present-day thinking on political, social, and ethical matters. Professor Commager, who has written widely on American history and politics, is an implacable foe of those forces which are seeking to destroy traditional American liberties while pretending to serve them. In five essays, originally written as articles or lectures and now substantially enlarged, he looks at recent phenomena such as loyalty purges, the irresponsible smearing of individuals by Congressmen and others, the wholesale labelling of organizations as ‘subversive,’ the growing conviction that treason is somehow contagious, and the apathy of most citizens toward their constitutional rights; and he presents the issues at stake more clearly than they have ever been presented before. The five essays are entitled ‘The Necessity of Freedom,’ ‘The Necessity of Experimentation,’ ‘Free Enterprise in Ideas’, ‘Guilt by Association?’ and ‘Who Is Loyal to America?’
Size: 7½" x 5"
Number of Pages: [IX] 155

£6.50