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The Science of Liberty

Monday, July 05, 2010

Timothy Ferris, called "the best popular science writer in the English language today" by the Christian Science Monitor, makes a case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of democracy. In The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Law of Nature, he argues that the Enlightenment values inspired by the scientific revolution have led to the growth of free and democratic societies around the world.

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