Magazine article New Internationalist

Simply: Life in the Day of Betty Liberty

Magazine article New Internationalist

Simply: Life in the Day of Betty Liberty

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BORN FREE AND EVERYWHERE IN CHAINS" IS HOW FRENCH PHILOSOPHER JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU DESCRIBED THE HUMAN CONDITION. WHAT COULD HE HAVE MEANT? IT WAS ANOTHER DAY IN THE LAND OF THE FREE FOR BETTY LIBERTY. THE MORNING STARTED IN THE PRIVACY OF HER OWN ROOM WITH HER FAVOURITE TUNE. FREEDOM OF PRIVACY

THAT MORNING'S MAIL BROUGHT PLENTY OF FREE INFORMATION.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

ENJOYING THE FREEDOM AFFORDED BY CAR OWNERSHIP, SHE MADE HER WAY TO WORK. FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

SHE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND A PARKING PLACE ON A QUIET STREET. FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

HER BOSS WAS WELCOMING AND HER PUPILS KEEN TO SEE HER.

YOU'RE LATE!...ER... NICE TOP...ER...LOVELY COLOUR. FANCY DINNER TONIGHT? FREEDOM FROM HARASSMENT

SHE CAME HOME TO A CHEERFUL COLLECTIVE HOUSEHOLD WHERE HER FRIENDS WERE CONTEMPLATING THEIR ELECTORAL PRIVILEGES. …

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