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date: 28 September 2021

p. 554. Freedom and the limits of governmentlocked

p. 554. Freedom and the limits of governmentlocked

  • David Miller


‘Freedom and the limits of government’ asks whether there is a realm of human freedom that must be kept beyond the reach of politics, and in which government must categorically not intervene. It offers an explanation of what freedom is and explores its limits. In a democracy, questions about the use of resources to promote freedom, about freedom and social responsibility, and about the rights that all citizens should enjoy, will be openly debated, and in answering them people will appeal to many different principles. As societies change, as new needs and new problems arise, so too will the shape of freedom itself.

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