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Review: “Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future” by Raoul Martinez

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A review, from Liberal Democrat writer Christoph Fischer of an important book that debunks our ideas about freedom.

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Creating Freedom AudiobookThis is a rather comprehensive and detailed account of our concept of freedom, how there is more a delusion of freedom in modern society and lastly how to create freedom.
Well, to be honest, I don’t know whether the title was chosen wisely. It implies an easy step-by-step guide, which I’m not sure we’re getting here.
But
what we’re getting is brilliant. There are too many chapters to mention specifically all that is contained here. Highlights include myth-busting of the banking crisis, of euphemistic rhetoric, of mass manipulation, corporate greed and how all these things contribute to take away more freedom from the many and give it to the few.
While this may sound like a conspiracy theory and left-wing anti-capitalism, it’s far from it. Regardless of ideology, those mechanisms work and serve those in power.
Ultimately, the book provides information with credible facts and data, only trying to give…

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3 Comments

  1. Sha'Tara says:

    As you get older and develop the habit of thinking through “stuff” you come to realize that certain terms can never mean anything because the mean too many things. Freedom is one of those. What freedom? Political? Financial? Social? Religious from, for)? Sexual, gender choice? Freedom from… freedom to…? The questions regarding freedom are endless, as they are of faith, hope, love. The only freedom I’ve found to be meaningful is the freedom to make of myself the kind of person I choose to be, regardless of my personal circumstances.

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  2. franklparker says:

    I like your definition of the ‘only freedom’ you’ve found to be meaningful. I have not read the book, however the blurb suggests that it is analysing the concept in a political, economic and religious context – and probably arriving at similar conclusions to yourself!

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