Creating Freedom

The Lottery of Birth, the Illusion of Consent, and the Fight for Our Future
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Product Number: DD26436
Released: Jan 31, 2017
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ISBN: #9781504758369
Narrator/s: Steve West
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A manifesto for deep and radical change, Creating Freedom explores the limits placed on freedom by human nature and society. It explodes myths, calling for a profound transformation in the way we think about democracy, equality, and our own identities.Free markets, free elections, free media, free thought, free speech, free will-the language of freedom pervades our lives, framing the most urgent issues of our time and the deepest questions about who we are and who we want to be. It is a foundational concept at the heart of our civilization, but it has long been distorted to justify its opposite: soaring inequality, the erosion of democracy, an irrational criminal justice system, and a dehumanizing foreign policy. Raoul Martinez argues that the more we understand the limits on our freedom, the better placed we are to transcend them. Drawing together findings and ideas from neuroscience, criminology, psychology, politics, climate science, economics, and philosophy, Creating Freedom constructs a radical framework to make sense of the world and empower us to change it. This is a wide-ranging analysis of power, control, and freedom, which asks us to question our inherited identities, question our society, and turn the power to choose into the freedom to create.

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Creating Freedom
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Author(s): Raoul Martinez
Narrator(s): Steve West
Product Number Z100119113
Released: Jan 31, 2017
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ISBN: #9781504758406
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Author(s): Raoul Martinez
Product Number EB00633570
Released: Jan 31, 2017
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Publisher: Vintage
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Professional reviews

"This audiobook posits the philosophical idea that since we humans can't choose our families, our genes, or our circumstances, then we really don't have any free will or real say in society or its governance. The real power rests with those who were born well, have money because of it, and shape society so it benefits them. It's a sobering idea, and one worth pursuing. Narrator Steve West grabs this book by the ears and narrates the heck out of it. His silky, deep British-accented voice sets the dark tone for this well-argued work. West guides us through the author's arguments and pauses enough to make sure that he doesn't lose us. He also has impeccable timing and pronunciation, and uses his voice to create tension in order to keep us listening. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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