The Perversion of Autonomy: The Proper Uses of Coercion and Constraints in a Liberal Society
Civilization depends on the community's right to insist on certain conduct from its citizens. But today, our misguided reverence for individual freedom has denied the community its right, to the detriment of everyone. In this elegant and trenchant attack on all the "individual rights" laws that are increasingly endangering America, Gaylin and Jennings use tragic and all-too-familiar examples to show the extent to which the individual rights movement has run amok.
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