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From freedom to slavery : the rebirth of tyranny in America, Gerry Spence

Label
From freedom to slavery : the rebirth of tyranny in America
Title
From freedom to slavery
Title remainder
the rebirth of tyranny in America
Statement of responsibility
Gerry Spence
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From Freedom to Slavery is the chilling prophecy of one of America's most original and fearless defenders of freedom, a book written with the passion of Thomas Paine. Brittle and profoundly disturbing, From Freedom to Slavery is destined to become a classic for the eloquent case that it makes: that we have delivered our freedoms to a new master, the corporate and governmental conglomerate, which Gerry Spence calls "the New King." Spence, whose many trials include the Karen Silkwood case, has developed over the years a legendary rhetorical style that summons up the spirit of Clarence Darrow. Here, in this radical departure from his four previous, court-related books, he presents a most vivid and compelling premise: that in America, we have achieved the Orwellian prediction - enslaved, the people have been programmed to love their bondage and are left to clutch only miragelike images of freedom, its fables and fictions
  • The new slaves are linked together by vast electronic chains of television that imprison not their bodies but their minds. Their desires are programmed, their tastes manipulated, their values set for them. Whereas the black slave was chained to a living master, the new slave has become a digit, a mere item of production that expended by an invisible master without heart or soul
  • From Freedom to Slavery is a powerful and penetrating call to awaken from an insidious and enshrouding bondage that threatens the survival of American society. It is a plaintive and eloquent cry from a Westerner who mourns what America has lost in its reckless adoption of a free-spending, high-tech lifestyle, and a plea from one of America's most profound thinkers that we finally begin the painful task of examining ourselves. With Thoreau-like purity, Spence argues that such an awakening is the first step to freedom, for unless we understand our enslavement, we cannot reject it; unless we become aware of our imprisonment, we cannot free ourselves. From Freedom to Slavery is such a vital and clarion call
Cataloging source
DLC
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Spence, Gerry
Dewey number
323/.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC599.U5
LC item number
S63 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights
  • Liberty
  • Civil rights
  • Liberty
  • United States
  • Freiheit
  • Politische Kultur
  • USA
Label
From freedom to slavery : the rebirth of tyranny in America, Gerry Spence
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 171)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Eye of the Wolf: The Tyranny of Justice -- 2. Easy in the Harness: The Tyranny of Freedom -- 3. The Invisible Trap: The Tyranny of Fear -- 4. Mountain Climbers: The Tyranny of Work -- 5. The New King: The Tyranny of the Corporate Core -- 6. The New Indians: The Tyranny of Poverty -- 7. Tree Hugger: The Tyranny of Viewpoint -- 8. Eve's Return to the Garden: The Tyranny of Maleness -- 9. Redesigning the Human Mind: The Tyranny of the Media -- 10. Kingdom of the Self: The Tyranny of Time
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 171 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035080324
Label
From freedom to slavery : the rebirth of tyranny in America, Gerry Spence
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 171)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Eye of the Wolf: The Tyranny of Justice -- 2. Easy in the Harness: The Tyranny of Freedom -- 3. The Invisible Trap: The Tyranny of Fear -- 4. Mountain Climbers: The Tyranny of Work -- 5. The New King: The Tyranny of the Corporate Core -- 6. The New Indians: The Tyranny of Poverty -- 7. Tree Hugger: The Tyranny of Viewpoint -- 8. Eve's Return to the Garden: The Tyranny of Maleness -- 9. Redesigning the Human Mind: The Tyranny of the Media -- 10. Kingdom of the Self: The Tyranny of Time
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 171 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035080324

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