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    An Important and Timely Book

    Further to his recent and well-received book, The Fragility of Freedom – Why Subsidiarity Matters’, Peter Fenwick has launched a companion volume, Liberty at Risk, which comprises 23 concise observations that explore the failures of our existing political system to embrace the potential benefits of libertarianism. Launched at a time when disenchantment with our current politicians and our current democratic process has plumbed new depths, Fenwick’s analyses of the assaults upon our freedoms and quality of life resulting from ‘crony capitalism’ and the failure to achieve a genuinely free market are particularly timely. As we brace ourselves for what promises to be a torturous election process, where the sole vision for our society appears to be the re-election of existing politicians, it is perhaps increasingly important to reflect on the kind of community we really want. This volume will be a timely and valuable aid to such reflection. Lindsay Moore
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    Considering Future Possibilities

    Liberty at Risk by Peter Fenwick starts with an outline of his ideal world, providing a vision of a libertarian utopia. Each chapter subsequent explores how this ideal might manifest in context to government, law, society, values and morality. The end of the book brings to light a surprising twist, perhaps revealing the initial motivation for writing such a book - the fear of Islamist theocracy being allowed to take root in Australian soil.
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    Excellent Application of Liberty in the Real World

    Whilst a number of books about liberty have been published lately, the unique ability of Liberty At Risk is to apply the philosophy of classical liberalism onto very real and recurring world problems. It successfully communicates a message of liberty that is relevant for anyone reading it. This is very important for any one who has struggled to explain why the world needs greater freedom. My favourite part of the book is the emphasis on personal responsibility, something that many libertarians have failed to include within political discourse. Liberty is more than simply the right to do what one wants, it's about doing what one ought to do. Fenwick has once again demonstrated this in addition to his previous publication, The Fragility of Freedom. Overall, it is an important foundation onto a path of greater knowledge, it will provide insights that will strengthen and test your convictions of liberty.
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