Active Liberty by Stephen Breyer audiobook

Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution

By Stephen Breyer
Read by Stephen Breyer

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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665015646

Runtime: 3.63 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A highly respected associate justice of the United States Supreme Court since 1994, Stephen Breyer delivers a lucid and persuasive declaration that "active liberty"-the participation of American citizens in the process of government-should be a guiding principle of our nation. In this exceedingly polarized time, with the high court facing some of its most controversial issues, Active Liberty is a refreshing reminder of the purpose of government and role of the American citizenry.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Provocative and well-argued…What we need more of, Active Liberty insists, is not activist judges but activist citizens.” New York Times
“Breyer’s prose is admirably simple and clear, and his discussion shows a keen legal intellect that espouses broad values rather than narrow theories, and a deep, humane concern with fostering democracy and the well-being of the citizenry. This will be essential reading at a possibly watershed moment for the Supreme Court.” Publishers Weekly
“Impeccable advice for the powerful in all walks of life.” Boston Globe
Active Liberty will likely influence not only public debate but also how lawyers craft their cases.” Wall Street Journal
“A brisk, lucid and energetic book, written with conviction and offering a central argument that is at once provocative and appealing...Deserves a place of honor in national debates, now and in the future, about the role of the Supreme Court in American life.” New Republic

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Author

Author Bio: Stephen Breyer

Author Bio: Stephen Breyer

Stephen Breyer is an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. He is a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 3.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English