Many might be soothed, nourished, even thrilled by this proposition, which, for a e book a couple of time period as loaded as “freedom,” is refreshingly versatile. Embrace ambivalence! Dwell within the muck! Others, although, will discover it to be a capitulation or a straightforward method out. What good is circuitous contemplation and “pondering aloud with others” with out taking a transparent, resolute stance, particularly within the face of quick, tangible and copious assaults on primary freedoms, from voting to privateness to replica? I think that Nelson anticipates such reactions, even welcomes them, as is her fashion. For “On Freedom” is finally a e book that asks us to boldly and generously enter the minefield, to select up what we discover helpful, to be pushed and provoked, to shine and discard and reinvent, after which to resolve, alone and, ideally, in communion, the place to go subsequent.
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