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Show More What Price Liberty? How Freedom Was Won and Is Being Lost by Ben Wilson.
Faber, 480 pp., £14.99, June 2009, 978 0 571 23594 0Show More
“... admirable aspects of What Price Liberty? is its refusal to play the Whiggish game. It is this which sets it apart from Dawkins’s The God Delusion, Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great and A.C.Grayling’s Towards the Light. Without even setting out to do so, Wilson’s book refutes the shop-soiled myth that freedom, having struggled bravely out of the Dark Ages into the bracing air of Western ...”