Give Me Liberty: Freeing Ourselves in the Twenty-First Century

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1998 - Political Science - 366 pages
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Here, in this landmark personal work, Gerry demonstrates how, despite the democratic rhetoric we hear and believe, we have become enslaved. All of us are trapped by a complex web of corporate and governmental behemoths he calls the "New Slave Master" that today controls our airways, educates our children, and manages every facet of our lives.

Yet, far from being a pronouncement of gloom, Give Me Liberty! is an inspiring and visionary work. In the spirit of his bestselling How to Argue and Win Every Time, Spence expounds on his philosophy, thus empowering us to:

Liberate the slave within, redefine success, unchain the spirit, escape the religions of work and beliefs that enslave us, free ourselves with what he calls our "magical weapon."

Like Thomas Paine's Common Sense, Give Me Liberty! captures the underlying malaise of a country, transforming it into a national dialogue that promises a groundswell for a meaningful democracy in America in the coming years.

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GIVE ME LIBERTY!: Freeing Ourselves in the Twenty-First Century

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A portentous jeremiad against the state of American society. Spence (O.J.: The Last Word, 1997, etc.), America's best-known lawyer in a fringe jacket, asks here if we are free—and answers ... Read full review

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The bulk of Gerry Spence's Give Me Liberty! is devoted to conceptualizing present-day America as a slave state. Spence explains that people are enslaved today by corporations as much as African ... Read full review


Our Cry for Liberty
PART I We the People the New American Slaves
PART II Freeing the Self
PART III Freeing the Nation
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Gerry Spence has spent a lifetime representing the poor, the injured, and the forgotten. He has tried many nationally known cases, including the murder defense of Randy Weaver, the Karen Silkwood case, the case against Penthouse magazine for Miss Wyoming, and hundreds of others, both criminal and civil. He is the founder of the Trial Lawyer's College and is a well-known television commentator. He continues to practice law in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Spence is the author of nine books including How to Argue and Win Every Time, O.J.: The Last Word, The Making of a Country Lawyer, and From Freedom to Slavery.

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