Academic journal article Geography

The Bounds of Liberalism: The Fragility of Freedom

Academic journal article Geography

The Bounds of Liberalism: The Fragility of Freedom

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The Bounds of Liberalism: The fragility of freedom Neville Brown Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press, 2014 342pp, 17x24.5cm, Pb: £25.00, ISBN 978-1-84519-353-9

This is the final part of a trilogy that began with Engaging the Cosmos: Astronomy, philosophy and faith (2006), and continued with The Geography of Human Conflict: Approaches to survival (2009). In It, Professor Brown achieves a magisterial review of the contemporary threats on the world stage to the Integrity of social liberalism. It is an erudite and eclectic survey as befits a senior scholar who has made major contributions to disciplines as diverse as strategic studies and astrophysics. Its appearance is particularly appropriate at a time when the significance of internal and external threats from terrorism is self evident. Professor Brown read economics and geography, and then modern history, when he was a student, and this breadth of interests is apparent in the present book which explores evolutionary legacies from the time of the earliest hominids to the present. …

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