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Freedom in Chains. Aspects of Libertarian Authoritarianism

Literaturhaus Basel

With Aperitif!

Corona sceptics in flower necklaces, artists challenging scientific findings, journalists posing as rebels against alleged restrictions on freedom of speech: libertarian authoritarians have established themselves as part of the political dialogue. They do not long for nostalgic visions of the past nor for the strong hand of the state, but argue vehemently for a concept of individual freedom that absolves them from a duty of care to others and releases them from social constraints – freedom from social solidarity. Based on numerous case studies, Amlinger und Nachtwey examine the antecedents of this new form of protest. A highly topical contribution to the debate about the state of our democracy.

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